few rare days of snow in Madeira...
Christmas had passed with a new glistening look and
design of lights for Madeira's annual electric costume.
Some people could not hold the excitement in and spent the day in the snow. Building snowmen, and throwing snowballs in a rare opportunity to let off some steam. Entire families and groups of friends went to the best parts of the "Serra" - the plateau on top of the Madeiran heights.
Soon enough the characteristic clump or snow pyramid was built and placed on the bonnet of many cars. Visitors to the snowbound areas would proudly display their 10 inch snow pyramid on the bonnet of their cars in places such as Camacha, Santa Cruz, and São Vicente. Later the snow melted as they would approach Funchal and sea level. And, In the same way the snow trickled off the bonnet of the cars, the snow quickly disappeared two days later from the Madeiran mounts.
But we have kept a few memories below. Just click on any of the text links and a pop-up window will display the full size picture.