Friday, August 11, 2006
tara here... actually here in Madeira. We're having a wonderful holiday. The place is fantastic ... and Orlaith's apartment is gorgeous, really bright, spacious and with a breath-taking view of the sea.
The holiday is going very well - the kids are very happy. Getting used to eating alot of different foods, and saying hello to alot of new people. The Savoy Hotel is lovely, but with access to the Savoy Resort (new plush hotel), you kind of feel like a second class citizen. They even took our towels away on Tuesday because they were the wrong colour! I nearly killed the pool guy.
So, one slight issue with the island is the, ahem, inclines. I guess i figured that given the island is, oh I dont know, an island, that there has got to be a significant area of the developed part of the island that is SEA LEVEL. And when I say level, I mean not enormous bleedin' mountains from one restaurant to another.
What's really galling is that the locals hop and skip along overtaking you as you sweat buckets, and they are the octogenarians! It is fairly humbling to say the least.
But we are loving it ... and its great to see Orlaith and her new life.