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  1. Farewell Madeira. Raise the main sail we're bound for the Savage Islands.
  2. 'Madeira Livre' cocktail: ginger, lime and "agricultural rum". WCPGW?
  3. And last night I was woken up by the mooring lines slapping and rubbing. In other circumstances I wouldn't mind being woken up by a slap and a rub... Sailing does lend itself to innuendo. 😁
  4. @motorpunkI haven't checked my work email in over a month now - I'd better check my testicles don't fall off too... Last day in Madeira today, we're heading off to the Savage Islands en route to the Canaries tomorrow. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savage_Islands
  5. As you haven't changed the thread title I logged on thinking, oh no, his new exhaust has failed! Great birthday present, another vote for the 90's position for the alpine windows here.
  6. Today I got on a bus to the other side of the island to go and see Santana. How would I know, why should I care? Please don't bother trying to find her She's not there Here she is, she was hiding in the garage. Lancia returning to the earth from whence it came. What a peach, ironically locally it's a Quattro. Fiat pick up. Not sure about the wheels on this, are they correct but the wrong colour? I'll get me goat. Time for the bus back to Funchal.
  7. The climate does seem to be kind to 4x4s that would rust at home. Suzuki Vitara. Ideal for the local twisties, Seicento Sport. Though I'd pick this GT Turbo over the Fiat. Almost as ubiquitous as the Merc taxi, a fucking pan pipe band. Yes, they were playing Simon and bleedin' Garfunkel! Tchau for now, your Man In Madeira signing off for today.
  8. Teenage mutant A common sight the world over, Merc as taxi. And not so common sights, rust-free 2 door Classic and Omega Turbo
  9. Classics Corner. These two were parked together and appeared to be in regular use. Peugeot 504 And my favourite spot of the day, Datsun 200. Dacia Lodgy taxi Bird of Paradise Erm, not sure. Used Johnny Tree? Considering how shonky much of the local construction work appears the Madeirans know how to build a fly-over.
  10. An journey into the gifferzone today with an excursion to the botanical gardens. Think slip-on sketchers and 'travel trousers' with elasticated waists... My mate is a keen gardener and although it wasn't really my cup of tea to be fair to him he's started playing a game, 'What shit car will Jim stop to photograph next'. So, today's spots and some flowers. No idea but looks safe* Talking of safety... Toyota pick up with all mod cons Honda Accord Coupe It doesn't rain that much here but it's still necessary to tape up the sunroof on a Golf.
  11. The anchorage we found on arriving in Madeira turned out to be somewhat exposed to a building swell which led to a restless night with us being tossed relentlessly. So we sought refuge in the marina at Funchal. At night in a swanky bar surrounded by seamen where I got some cock down my throat led to relief and a sound night's sleep. Went to explore the city this morning. Not much in the way of chod to be seen but I did spot @loserone's Maderian cousin outside a building shite. More from your intrepid correspondent soon.
  12. Good down wind passage making 6 knots on just a head sail (funny to be excited about travelling at 6mph!) Found a good spot to anchor for the night, the sun's over the yard arm so cheers!
  13. Rainbows and Volcanoes on the sail from Santo Porto to Madeira today.
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