Madeira julen 1969

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siden er laget 31.8.2017
endret 24. februar 2023

Velkommen til Madeira
Frokosten ble
servert på

Vi bodde på et
til hotel Victoria.

Middagen spiste
vi på hotellet.

The island of Madeira has a surface area of 459 square
miles (741 km2), (35 miles long and 13 miles wide).
Thanks to their excellent geographical location and
mountainous relief, these islands have surprisingly
balmy weather, with moderate humidity and pleasant
average temperatures of 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC
in the winter.
The sea temperature is also very mild, thanks to the
influence of the warm Gulf Stream, averaging 22ºC
in the summer and 18ºC in the winter.

På vei til Lido for å bade.
Vannet i saltvannsbassenget (det var bare ett i 1969)
virka mye kaldere enn vannet i sjøen, så vi bada i sjøen.

Bølgene var ganske kraftige, og man måtte beregne
godt når man gikk ut i vannet og opp igjen.

The Lido swimming pool complex is probably the most popular bathing area in Funchal and one of the best on Madeira Island. Besides a large and a small seawater
pool, freshly filled every day, it also has direct sea
access for those who prefer the feel of the ocean for a

This bathing complex, a favourite with the locals as
well as the tourists, offers sun beds, parasols, changing
rooms, lockers, kindergarten, table tennis, diving
centre, water slide, beachwear shop, baby care room, restaurant, three snack bars, tourist information centre,
first aid centre, lifeguards and a car park…
An endless number of facilities!

The pools of this complex received the 'Blue Flag’ award
that certifies the good water quality.


På vei inn mot Funchal igjen etter badet.

Julaften ble feiret på Santa Terezinha-skolen


  Mor (Selma) og Grete utenfor villaen vi bodde i.
Villa Quinta

Grete utenfor villaen vår.

Herskapelig oppkjørsel til huset.

Utflukt til Nonnenes dal.

Nonnenes Dal
Curral das Freiras ('Nuns Valley') is a small village
nestling between almost perpendicular mountains
in the heart of the island.

The huge cauldron in which Curral das Freiras is sitting
was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent
theory, or as many still believe, by volcanic activity.


In 1566 the nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from
pirates attacking Funchal and found seclusion here
where they also brought the convent treasure.

Mor på Pico do Arieiro
To bilder fra samme sted på Pico do Arieiro.
Grått og kaldt julen 1969, nydelig vær i mars 2014.


The Pico do Arieiro is with its altitude of 1818 meters
the third highest peak on the island. Fortunately it can
be reached by car.
Views are spectacular up here and when there is very
good weather, it is even possible to see Porto Santo, the
neighbouring island, which is situated 30 nautical
miles to the north.

Eira do Serrado Viewpoint is one of the most beautiful
viewpoints in Madeira. From here you can admire
6 majestic mountains and, at the foothill, you’ll find
 Curral das Freiras village

Veien til utsiktspunktet.

Synd det var tåke og dårlig utsikt denne dagen.

Regnbue og bedre vær om ettermiddagen.



Jan Erik på et utsiktpunkt.
Kirken er São Martinho Church




Til høyre:
Jan Erik på Colombo-stauen i Funchal.

Tribute to the discoverer of America, who lived in
Funchal in the years of 1475, 1480 and 1492.

It was created in 1940 by Henrique Moreira.


There are several words synonymous to Monte and
toboggan ride’ is surely one of them! Originally a fast
means of transport down to Funchal for people living in
Monte, these toboggan sledges appeared around 1850. 

Still in use today, they attract thousands of tourists every
year who want to make this exciting experience of sliding
at high speed on narrow, winding streets down to Funchal.
These two-seater wicker sledges glide on wooden runners,
pushed and steered by two men traditionally dressed in
white cotton clothes and a straw hat, using their
rubber-soled boots as brakes.


The downhill journey to Funchal is made in about
10 minutes on a total course of 2 km, reaching at times
a speed of 48 km/hour.
Adventurous, yet safe, an ‘old-fashioned’ toboggan ride
to make your way down from Monte is the perfect
contrast to the high-technology cable car going up to

Don’t miss out on it!

Vinsmaking og vinhandling i Funchal

Etiketter og korker settes enda på for hånd i 1969

Havna i Funchal.

Her ligger det nesten alltid et eller flere cruiceskip

The Cathedral from Funchal (Sé)
The Church of Santa Maria was built by order of King
Manuel I to replace the Church of Our Lady of Calhau, in
the island’s first ever parish, as it was too small to house
the growing number of faithful. The new Church of Santa
Maria or «the Big Church», as it was then referred to, was dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and occupied an
area in ​​the historical centre then known as Largo do Duque.
Sé Catedral do Funchal |    (24. februar 2023)



Siste dag i Funchal

Funchal flyplass i 1969
Vi sitter på flyplassen
og venter på flyet
hjem. Vi hadde hatt
en veldig fin uke på Madeira og vært
veldig heldig med
været.Bortsett fra
dagen vi var på
rundtur på øya, og
gjerne skulle hatt
litt utsikt.

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