Caniço festival. Race Transquadra visits. Machico food festival. Monarch emergency landing.

Festa do Senhor – Caniço

Today (Sunday) sees the culmination of the festival commemorating Santíssimo Sacramento in Caniço, with a solemn mass being celebrated in honour of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a procession through the main streets of the town over a carpet of natural flowers prepared by parishioners.

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Funchal seafront. Seagull control. STS Sedov

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At the beginning of this year a number of sources were confidently reporting that the major works along the seafront in the centre of Funchal would be completed “in time for summer” –and this blog reported optimistically on a sudden surge of activity a couple of months ago. ............  ...read more

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