|Lisbon, Madeira, London
July 11, 2003 - July 22, 2003
On July 11, 2003, Kenny and I set out for our long Portuguese vacation. We flew Virgin
Atlantic/TAP to London, then Porto, then Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, where we spent a short
weekend. Lisbon was more beautiful and much larger than we ever imagined. We took an eight hour
bus tour around the city and the surrounding countryside. But then it was off to our real destination,
Madeira, which is a Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco. We stayed in Funchal, the capital,
which is Portugal's third largest city. Madeira is breathtaking. It's a volcanic island that is covered in
gorgeous green mountains and is surrounded by deep, blue waters. Kenny and I managed to see
much of the island by jeep, bus, boat and on foot. A truly surreal vacation and one I highly
recommend. A relaxing week later, we headed on back home, with a quick night in London.
Belem Tower, a Moorish castle
on the coast.
The town of Cintra, outside of
Lisbon, full of royal palaces.
Ponte 25 de Abril, which looks
amazingly like the Golden Gate
Cabo da Roca, the
westernmost point in
|Yep, relaxing seaside again.
|The beautiful farmer's market.
|The cablecar up the mountain.
|You toboggan down the
mountain. Way fun!!!.
|The botanical gardens. Unreal!
|Robbie unusually tranquil.
|Madeira's beautiful coast.
The incredible view from our
|Me on board the Santa Maria.
|One of the many whales we
One of the many mountains we
Pico Ruivo, the highest peak
on Madeira. A six mile hike!
Me and my Coke above the
|Us, walking with the moo-moos.