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At the top of La Palma

Madeira to Canaries

September 23rd 2010
Our next team arrived on Saturday 18th Sept, ready for the passage south: Pete Shaw who had been with us for the Biscay passage, Matt Horlor, and Faye Plummer. We set sail on Sunday for the capital Funchal, anchoring just outside the harbour next to the cruise liners. We hired a car on Monday for a whistle stop tour of the island, then set sail on Tuesday in a flat calm. In these conditions yo ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Madeira » Funchal

Portuguese Flag Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
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