Madeira Island, Portugal Gallery

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Evening view outside my Airbnb
Evening view outside my Airbnb

Madeira Island, Portugal

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Walk to Machico
Walk to Machico

Madeira Island, Portugal

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Hiking
Hiking

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Walking to Machico
Walking to Machico

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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View across the Ocean
View across the Ocean

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Long way down
Long way down

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Poinsettia Tree!
Poinsettia Tree!

Sweet house on Madeira

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Highway
Highway

Machico

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Across the Bay
Across the Bay

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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More water
More water

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Never get tired of this!
Never get tired of this!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Machico
Machico

North east portion of Island

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Bougenvilla
Bougenvilla

Wall adornment

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Sweet house
Sweet house

Machico

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Beautiful old stone and new sign
Beautiful old stone and new sign

Machico

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Old "window"
Old "window"

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Old brick and stone
Old brick and stone

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Johnny Jump Up
Johnny Jump Up

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Lizard sunning
Lizard sunning

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Duck
Duck

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Love the terracotta roofs everywhere
Love the terracotta roofs everywhere

On the way to Funchal, capital of Madeira Island

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bird of paradise
bird of paradise

Machico

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Seeds on fern
Seeds on fern

Machico

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Yellow nectar
Yellow nectar

Machico

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daisy of sorts
daisy of sorts

Machico

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seeds
seeds

Machico

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Nature
Nature

Machico

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wall adornment
wall adornment

Machico

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Red Flowers
Red Flowers

Machico

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Pinks
Pinks

Machico

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Ancient Trail
Ancient Trail

Hiking around the Island on the ancient trail where wine was transported from one side of the Island to the other.

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New hiker friends
New hiker friends

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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On the hiking trail
On the hiking trail

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Imagine carrying wine on this trail
Imagine carrying wine on this trail

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Treacherous and exciting!
Treacherous and exciting!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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My new friend from Scotland
My new friend from Scotland

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Hold on!
Hold on!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Incredible sights on this hike!
Incredible sights on this hike!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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whew!
whew!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Diann waiting for other to catch up!
Diann waiting for other to catch up!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Love this view
Love this view

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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four ecosystems on this hike
four ecosystems on this hike

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Easy hike but a long way down!
Easy hike but a long way down!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Time for a beauty break!
Time for a beauty break!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Lovely
Lovely

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Fellow hikers!
Fellow hikers!

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Broader trail here
Broader trail here

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Heading home now
Heading home now

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Fantastic view
Fantastic view

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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See that farm?
See that farm?

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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Edgy portion of trail
Edgy portion of trail

The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River.

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