Saturday, April 25, 2009

Our 1st day in Port

Port of Funchal, Maderia Protugal
Finally a day off the ship!!! Today was our first day in Port and what a beautiful place it was. We have uploaded a few pics and will share more when we return home. Yes, we are wearing jackets…it was 60 degrees F and got up to about 68.
Madeira is 35 miles in length and 14 miles wide with an elevation on 6,106 feet. Portuguese is the language but most everyone spoke English that we ran into. Funchal is the capital of Maderia. We used the Euro for the very first time J it takes $1.42 in US dollars to equal 1.00 Euro so we are not making out on the deal very well. Fortunately (unfortunately) today was a holiday and most of the shops were closed so we didn’t have to spend much while shopping. Got a few postcards but the post office was closed too.
Hope all is well !
Next port is Cadiz, Spain on Monday…..bye until then.

**Krista, I got your e-mail but Facebook is soooooo slow out here in the ocean...will drop you a line as soon as I get better internet.


Special K said...

Oh geez... don't worry about it. I sent it thinking you had some time before you were leaving. Or would get to it once you got back. It's certainly not important. LOL!

Enjoy your trip. Can't wait to see pics. This is like my total dream vacay.

Jonni said...

Awesome pics G&G! So glad you guys are having a great time. Hopefully it is not too chilly, but I can imagine living in FL, the cooler weather is a welcome change. Can't wait to hear more and have a blast!!!


Shelley said...

Sounds like a great trip. Hope you're having a great time!