Posted by: onboardtourswhales | May 29, 2018

Madeira Islands post 10- Cabo Girao- Camara de Lobos- Ponchas

March 27, 2018 Another excursion by bus with the marine biology graduate students. There are many statues all over Madeira Island, difficult to take pictures of from a moving bus or car. Yes the busses go fast too. We went to Cabo Girao, a southern seaside cliff and tourist destination with a glass floored overlook. I did fine with brief looks 580 meters down to take these pictures! That dot down on the water in the 5th photo is a large touring sailing vessel. A pigeon on the rocks in the 6th photo. On the way back we checked out Camara de Lobos, an idyllic fishing village where we imbibed in Pochas, first created here, a traditional drink of sugarcane juice distilled alcohol or sugarcane rum, honey, sugar, lemon juice, and selected fruit juice, each drink hand muddled fresh. I was warned they can sneak up like Long Island Iced Tea, one was delightful 😉 I’m also impressed how the fishers of Camara de Lobos have adapted to their southern storm and surge exposure and haul out their fishing boats when the seas get rough.


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