At 1,800m the clouds are below me and above me on Madeira. I’m a cloud sandwich.
On the slopes is a wizened dead tree with silver bark and twisted branches.
It’s clinging on.
As am I.
Laurel fungus in Madeira Here's a find from when it was possible to travel There's a fungus on this laurel tree: It's Laurobasidium lauri,… read more
The Madeira outtakes On the way to Madeira I sit next to a couple and they chat. I say 'they' chat, when I… read more
Fire and water I'm off on a trip to the far west of Madeira. There's a lighthouse at Ponto do Pargo which sounds… read more
There once was an ugly duck. A very ugly duck. You know the story. There's an ugly duckling which turns into a swan. I don't need to go all Hans… read more
Skum Have you ever looked at a fire extinguisher in Denmark? No? Can I say that I'm not surprised? If you… read more
Madeira birdwatching with Luis Dias There's another birdwatching business on Madeira. It's called Birds and Company. I would give you a link to their website,… read more
Yes! we have no bananas I'm in Calheta in Madeira for the afternoon. Behind the road following the coast is a large garden which appears… read more
Red-Legged Partridge up the mountain I'm standing bathing in the cold orange light of sunset when I spot a largish bird walking towards me. I… read more
To be alive to see this sight is a victory It's beautiful at the top of Pico do Arieiro on Madeira. Apart from the huge air defence radar station, that… read more
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