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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Beautiful pictures. Especially the second one with the red arrow-like flowers. Very good. And I love your poncho. What a great colour/pattern.GreetjePS I am a city girl too. Hate outdoorsy things
Thanks, Greetje. Yes, the funny flowers… they're everywhere on the island: in the mountains, by the sea, in the parks… And they're quite impressive, too.
Great photos. The perfect background for a great look.
Thanks, Nicole. It's quite an impressive location: mountains all around.
I love your photos and that poncho is fun. It would be a perfect piece for spring. I co-host a linkup with Middle of Somewhere and we would love to have you join us. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma
Thanks. I love this poncho. That's why I have it in several colours: red, blue, white…
Tiina, this wrap is oh so pretty. And I love it paired with a graphic tee and jeans. So smart and casual. I, too, am quite afraid of heights. The last time I went hiking on a tall mountain, I got serious vertigo and had to drive back down! Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge.Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com
Thanks, the poncho is such a practical piece.Wow, you managed to drive down the mountain, with vertigo! I would have been too scared. Well, I would be scared to drive, anywhere…
Oh, I loved these gorgeous photos! I enjoy hiking, even though I am a city girl, too. Great graphic tee and so fun with your pretty plaid wrap. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Tiina!
Thanks! This is 'hiking for dummies': take the bus to the mountain top, walk to the viewpoint, snap a few photos, walk back and have lunch in the restaurant…