Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Transat In Funchal

TODAY’S PHOTO : Thanks to Tobi … Funchal port with some of the Transat 6,50 boats

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3 thoughts on “Chit-Chat & Today’s Photo … Transat In Funchal”

  1. Where is everyone????

    we had a power cut in the night , i woke rather hot as the fan was not working, i went out onto the balcony and it was total darkness everywhere, and i looked into the sky , and i have never seen the sky lit up with so many stars, it was totally amazing.

    Der i believe the yachts are going for a sail along the coast tomorrow SATURDAY, i think they leave the port at 1pm , have you any details?

  2. Still here mate – just a bit busy! Same power cut this end … bleeping ‘phones etc woke me! Luckily our NL guest slept through …

    More than can be said for our previous guests who, courtesy of TAP (take another plane) are now stuck here for two more nights in the “hotel room from hell” allocated by TAP/TOURIST board! With No flights, No customs and great PR – well done Madeira and you wonder why tourists are shunning you! So many unhappy people…..but we did our bit by taking these guys out for a meal and trying to cheer them up before they inserted themselves back into their “cave” of darkness in their rudimentary room in the reclines of the redunant residencia.

    p.s. Tobi great pic – just how did you persuade the boats to line up for you? Great star filled sky tonight also…

  3. there is / was a planned power cut for about three in the morning Tobi, but I didn’t think it affected people east of Funchal, so probably something different. We over this way used to get regular power cuts, and the first thing I would do is go and look at the stars. That didn’t always work out mind you, as sometime it was still daytime.

    The ‘regatta’ is at 1pm from Funchal as you say Tobi. They are taking out some of the youngsters from the Naval club and other guests. The boats will be here until 3rd October.


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