Tag Archives: Sea

Cais do Carvão

levadeiro/ April 6, 2011/ Archaeology, Funchal, History, Madeira, Past, Places, Sea, Uncategorized

Located in between the lido swimming pool and clubhouse Naval do Funchal (that was before Quinta Calaça), is the former Pier Wilson, now known as Cais do Carvão (Coal Wharf). The pier was built in 1903. From here many vapour-vessels passing were supplied with coal on their way through Funchal to America and Africa. The importance of coal in the

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Laura Dekker, youngest solo round-the-world sailor

levadeiro/ August 2, 2010/ Madeira Islands, News, Sea, Uncategorized

Laura Dekker, born in the Netherlands, 14 years, will start this Wednesday her global circumnavigate and sail for Portugal from where she will launch her bid to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo. Dutch authorities, however, have opposed this plan in view of her age initiating an international discussion about the rights of the government. In

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Madeira Waterworks

levadeiro/ December 29, 2009/ Films, Fireworks, Madeira, Nature, Sea, Uncategorized, Video

Filmed yesterday … edited in the evening and uploaded at midnight. Result …. a dramatic film (thanks to the music added by Youtube) of the fury of the waves at the marina of Lugar de Baixo. It is just as spectacular as the New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Funchal (that will take place in a few days). So here is

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Christmas under the Atlantic Ocean

levadeiro/ December 11, 2009/ Christmas, Madeira, Sea, Uncategorized

Strange title … but it’s true. Madeira Diving School Tubarão Madeira came with the idea to place and decorate a Christmas tree on the sea bed. They prepared the tree in a way that it was easy to place it under the water. The Christmas balls were filled with water in order not to drift off. This initiative was not

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