On Friday we caught the bus to Camara de Lobos for lunch and to spend time in the harbour there.
Our cruise to the Azores, Madeira and the Iberian Peninsular would take us to Ponta Delgada, Praia da Vitoria, Funchal, Cadiz, Malaga and finally to Gibraltar
At the market in Funchal
After our late night out in Funchal it was hard to wake up. The sun was shining when I ventured out onto our balcony before I made our morning cups of tea. With a bit of rushing we did make it to the Meridian for breakfast just before 9 am.
After breakfast we again caught the shuttle bus and we dropped off near one of the shopping centres. We walked back down to the promenade and after a brief conversation we bought tickets for the Yellow Bus service that ran out to Camara de Lobos. It was then that we discovered that we had a 30 minute wait for our bus!
We went back up to the avenue and walked along past the Flower Festival exhibits and onto the covered market. The market was in full swing and the lower hall was jammed packed as people hustled around looking or buying flowers and vegetables.
The flowers were gorgeous.
The fish market
Once through the hall the market opened up below to the area where fish were prepared and sold. Rather than stand on the stairs and watch, we went down to get a closer look at the fish being prepared.
Some serious haggling was taking place at the counters as buyers argued just how much to pay for their large tuna steaks.
The size of the steaks was a surprise.
Perhaps we should have stayed on the steps.