walkies in the mountains
Interesting walking last week between Pico Ruivo and Pico Arriera. 2" of hail drifting into 60 cm drifts lead to a shortage of tourists as neither coaches nor taxis could get up the hills. Walking unprotected 60cm wide ledges with enormous vertical drops focuses your mind - especially when the 45 degree hail drifts completely cover your path at that point. Is it an ancient Madeiran tradition the way that most cars had a snowman either on the bonnet or roof?