Faial harbour improvements. Mirador do Cabo Aéreo.

Faial harbour

The Journal reports today that the Parish Council of Faial has announced improvements to the wharf at Fajã do Mar in Faial, which serves around forty boats from the region, which covers Faial, Santana and Porto da Cruz.
According to the mayor new iron staircase will be introduced in order to allow the embarking and disembarking of people on ..................read more

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Pico Ruivo sunrise. Levada charging points.

Levada powered charging points for mobile phones and torches

WalkMe Guide (link on the sidebar) published a YouTube video of sunrise on Pico Ruivo recently. The torchlight ascent which starts the Pico Ruivo video coincides with the announcement of a project to provide water-powered charging points for mobile phones and torches on the levadas of Madeira. This excellent initiative is a partnership between a local school and the electicity museum.

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easyJet release new schedule. General discussion.

easyJet release new schedule

easyJet have released their flights up to 24th June 2018 – their new schedule includes the usual flights to Funchal.

Community Forum

Please do not forget to use the new Community Forum section of the blog for general discussion on any subject. The project has been running for three weeks now and is attracting a lot of ..................read more

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Gorgulho Hotel reopens as “Tiles”. Fires.

Gorgulho hotel reopens as Tiles

Most visitors to Funchal will not have missed the extensive work that has been undertaken over the past months on what could arguably be described as one of Funchal’s ugliest hotels in the centre of the Lido district.
Now refurbished as a “modern four star hotel” after an investment of around €6 million, the new Tiles Madeira Hotel was inaugurated yesterday ..................read more

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More ferry details emerge.

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Perhaps it is not a coincidence with elections approaching, but the Diario today carries the story that public funding of three million euros per year has increased the number of parties interested in operating the ferry link between Funchal and the mainland. Residents will have a direct discount when purchasing tickets. Port of destination for the ferry on the mainland has ..................read more

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Fires return to Ponta do Sol.

Fire in Ponto do Sol

Another fire in Ponta do Sol

FN report late this afternoon that fires again are worrying the population of Ponta do Sol – initially reported here.
They report that a fire has begun in the river valley inland from Ponta do Sol in the direction of Lombada.
The Ribeira Brava municipal firefighters are already attending at the scene.

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Large fire in Jardim da Serra.

Fire in Jardim da Serra

Firefighters struggling with large fire in Jardim da Serra

The Diario reports this morning that the fire which broke out at 9.00pm yesterday evening at Boca da Corrida in Jardim da Serra, continues  to present a challenge to Câmara de Lobos Volunteer Firefighters. The fire is in a zone of heavy undergrowth and a column of smoke is highly visible.
At this moment there are two active fronts, one facing Campanário and the other ..................read more

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