Let's go 'hiking'...Yes, Madeira also has mountains, and no holiday is complete without a visit to this lovely mountaintop restaurant and viewpoint.
But professor M and I only go there for lunch. Hiking is not our thing. Well, not my thing... I'm a city girl. Even though I spent my childhood playing in the forest... But that means nothing: just about any child in Finland grows up roaming the forests (since most of the country is made up of forests and lakes...). I also spent my childhood by a lake, yet I never learned to swim... But I'm digressing here. So, hiking is not my thing, and I'm not too keen on other outdoorsy pursuits, either.
Professor M, on the other hand, is always bragging about hiking in the Alps when he was a child. I keep reminding him that it was a long time ago...
Anyway, we did go hiking here, in Eira do Serrado, once, a long time ago. Yes, years ago, on our first trip to Madeira, we actually walked down the mountain (there's a footpath) and visited the village in the valley (yeah, we took the bus back...). That was my first (and only) experience of hiking in the mountains. And, in case you were wondering, it was me leading the way, Professor M telling me to slow down...
Actually, I'm a bit afraid of heights...And I hate every minute of the bus ride up the mountain on that narrow road... But once up the mountain, the view is quite spectacular, don't you think?
poncho: Marja Kurki / t-shirt: Mango (old) / jeans: Next /
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs Belt: Diesel
Do you like hiking? Or mountains?
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