Madeira’s Calheta coast: rare sighting of seal

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

The whalewatch boat that operates from Calheta marina “Ribeira Brava” (Lobosonda) “had a nice encounter with the rare monk seal.” The animal has been identified from the photographs and film by the Madeira Natural Park and was filmed ............ more

Mourinho master plan includes waiting to take over at Man Utd; Portuguese strawberries; Lord Byron on Portugal; ‘The Portuguese Nun’ 5 stars from Guardian; Portugal opens €126 million wind farm

Portuguese strawberries

Fresh article:

“The strawberries cultivated during Winter months in the South of Portugal weren’t enough to satisfy New Year’s demands from colder countries like United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Russia.”

Key to success: quality ............ more

Roads closed; Orange weather alert; Presidential election results: Madeira & Portugal;Portuguese holidays offer best value; TAP ends Johannesburg route

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Roads closed
(Update 25/01/2011 – 22:00)

from Civil Protection Agency of Madeira…for updates see this page:


Rua da Serra de Água entre o Arco e a Vila da Calheta está encerrada.

E.R. 202, entre o Poiso e o Pico do Areeiro foi encerrada ............ more

TAP flight attendant gets proposal in mid-flight!; Madeira’s nature is the biggest attraction for Finnish tourists; Seals off Madeira; Surfing in Portugal: Quiksilver Europe Boosts its Presence; The Portuguese Eurovision 2011: listen and vote!

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Vera Silva, a Portuguese flight attendant, got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Joao Vieira, proposed to her mid-flight

Quiksilver Europe Boosts its Presence in Portugal Press Release:

Quiksilver ............ more

Madeira wine: one of ‘Fab Four’ of world fortified wines; Portuguese film actress Leonor Silveira honoured by French Republic; Portuguese world elite surfer Tiago Pires rejoining Team Quiksilver

Portugal and Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Portuguese film actress honoured by French Republic

The actress Leonor Silveira a Madeiran descendent has just been awarded one of the highest cultural awards from the French Republic for her acting. Previous Portuguese citizens who received the award included: ............ more

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