Mercado dos Lavradores

The old town area of Funchal in Madeira has a busy market that takes place on most week days but the Fridays are busiest when farmers and fisherman make the journey to the market to sell their produce. Following on from the pictures in a previous post on Room2850 showing the Tuna arriving on fishing boatsContinue reading “Mercado dos Lavradores”

Canical – When the boat comes in

Canical is situated on the South Eastern coastline of Madeira. Once famous for its whale fishing fleet until 1981 when whaling was banned it remains a thriving fishing port. One of the main catches from the larger boats that put out to sea from this port is Atlantic Tuna. This vessel had just returned fromContinue reading “Canical – When the boat comes in”


The Monte Sledges on the archipelago of Madeira are traditionally made of wicker and whilst gravity provides the momentum they are assisted and controlled during their descent by two sledge drivers called “Carreiros”. Originally used by the people living in the village of Monte as a means of quick transportation into the capital Funchal, theContinue reading “Carreiros”