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Talk on Madeira

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Yvonne, Janet and Sophia provided us with a most interesting, well-illustrated talk onthe Island of Madeira.

Sophia had created an expert power point presentation, which was very helpful for Yvonne’s talk.

We learnt how the island was born of an ancient volcano and that it was claimed for Portugal.

It is visited by approximately one million tourists annually and many cruise ships call.

Madeira is a lush, mountainous island popular for the numerous man made water channels called levadas, which provide lengthy walks amongst the mountains. Janet and her husband, Bruce, have visited Madeira seven times and she showed us photographs of them following the levadas amongst the mountain tops and low level clouds and views over the sea.

Yvonne showed us pictures of the world-famous New Year fireworks display, the Brazilian style carnival, the exotic flower shows, the dancing from all ages, the market of mouth-watering fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.

Yvonne had baked local delicacies which we sampled with small glasses of local wine and rum.

Their talk brightened up our grey day of frequent showers.

We would now all like to visit for ourselves.


Born June 16, 1969. I have lived in Brixham since 1985. I used to be a fisherman until I suffered a spinal cord injury in May 1986. Since then I have been confined to a wheelchair. Hobbies include computing, amateur radio and carp fishing


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