Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 104 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Well, it’s official… we have completed our last port of call on the 2011 Grand World Voyage.  It has indeed been a Grand Voyage.  Today, Ed, Becky & I were the first guests (as usual) to leave the ship and we walked into Funchal.  We explored the town a bit until the cable car to Monte opened at 9:30.  We were the first people up the cable car (as usual) and once to the top we headed for the Botanical Gardens.  It was a cable car ride down to the Botanical Gardens and yes, we were the first ones there.  It was a great day to explore and going to the top of the mountain and to the Botanical Gardens was just perfect.  After we made our way down the mountain we split up with both of us exploring different things around the city.  It was a fantastic day….

 

 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow waht a great journey. have really enjoyed your pictures and accounts of the ports, countries and all. again thanks for taking the time to post. it was wonderful. rrh

Linda Smayda said...

Jeff, Just love traveling the world with you. I know I will never be able to do it, so thank you very much for taking us along on the adventure. Your pictures are breathtaking. Where will your next adventure take you? Again, thanks for sharing and I am so sorry this travelogue is about to end. All the best. Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jeff, how bittersweet that this journey is coming to an end. I've loved it all, and the photos have been awesome, as always! However, I do think you've gotten even better in your photography skills, if that's possible! The people shots that seemed to look into the souls of each individual, the landscape shots that captured the unique color and aspects of each place, and the architecture shots that made me appreciate the beauty of these places even more.

Thanks again for the daily postings to your travel blog. I can't imagine the time, money, and effort it takes/took to be so dedicated.

You're indeed a tireless adventurer! I'm in awe of your enthusiasm to always be one of the first ones up for sail in, one of the first ones off the ship to explore and discover these amazing sites and gems, continuing to milk it even though you may have already "been there, done that", and still have time to enjoy time in the Crows Nest at the end of the day with your friends.

Take care of you and stay healthy so you can continue these wonderful and amazing voyages... on land and by sea!

Enjoy the remaining days at sea and thanks again!
Michelle

Jeff Farschman said...

Linda, It doesn't ever "end", it is just interrupted until the next one begins...

Anonymous said...

Jeff,

As one adventure ends, another adventure begins. Thank you for sharing this adventure with us. Looking forward to your next. Safe travel. Fran

Welshgirl said...

Jeff, thank you so much for sharing this glorious voyage with us all. I've not commented much, but have relished each daily update and feasted my eyes on your fabulous photographs.

Can't wait for your next trip to begin!

HappyCruiser said...

LOVE the photo of the frog looking out from the green stuff!

Great blog--thanks for taking us along!

William said...

Jeff,

Thanks again for your terrific blog. Great combination of beautiful photos,
insight and humor. That's always welcome on my computer screen.

Bill

Anonymous said...

Jeff, My in-laws are on this trip and I have been following it with my 3rd grade class. Once we discovered your blog, it added so much to the experience and I truly appreciate your work in doing this and having this wonderful record.

The Zobells said...

I don't have your email or phone number. All our luggage was left on the ship except for some traveling clothes to get us home. You really do a great job with your blog!!

Jeff Farschman said...

Send me your email via a comment. I will no allow it to post.