Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Sugar Cane Factory

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Jaquine … the sugar cane factory at Porto da Cruz

I paid a final visit to the São Pedro festival last night, and I think after Saturday’s rain, it actually made a pretty good recovery. As it was spread over 3 days this year, I reckon a lot of the traditionalists ............ more

São Pedro, Ribeira Brava 27th – 28th June 2009

On the main night, there was a much lower turnout than last year, maybe the weather put people off. The rain held off until about midnight, and then it didn’t really ease off again. We sent our reporter out with his cheap camera to record the highlights of the night, with not very impressive results. ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … São João Swimmers

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TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … São João traditional midnight swim. Thanks Tobi for saving the day there with a much needed photo. We must have had several hundred people over our way taking a dip.

Yesterday was supposed to be the main day for family events and entertainment for ............ more

Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Classic Car Rally

TODAY’S PHOTO : Well, I know I let you down on the fireworks in Funchal and São João festivals this last week, but Elaine has saved my reputation with a shot of one of the entrants in the classic car rally passing through Lombada in Ponta do Sol on Friday. Thanks Elaine. All we need ............ more

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