Sunday, August 13, 2006

Up up and away!

Yesterday we went to Monte Gardens. While you can get there by bus, it's more fun by cable car.

The gardens are one of the gems of the island, and have a spectacular view over Funchal. There's a gorgeous japanese section with loads of koi, orchids, cycads, little cobbled grottos, lake with swans, the tallest vase in the world (Guinness said so), and Madeira wine to taste along the way.

Now, the gardens are set into the mountain, and so feature a whole bunch of uphill paths. If you're one year old and being pushed around, you tend to find this exhilarating! For the adults it's a little more strenuous...

A great day!

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