Went to the gardens at Monte today. Apart from stunning botanical gardens, one of the other things the town offers is the chance to hurtle down the hill to Funchal in a basket.
How would you think of something like that? "Hey we’re up here on the side of a mountain, why don’t we pop you into that wicker basket and trundle you down, crossing main thoroughfares as we go…"
They've been doing it for some time apparently, although the hats have changed over the years.