Back to Funchal
We waited at the same bus stop for the Yellow Bus.
We had timed our departure from the village so that we would only have to wait for for about 10 minutes.
The bus goes on a little tour towards the hills before turning back. Once back above the bay it started its journey back to Funchal.
I sat on the right hand side of the bus so that I would be beside the sea again. The only downside was that now I was kerbside and had to avoid the tree branches over the road.
I managed a grab shot of this mural of a cook.
Once off the bus we decided to walk back to the ship. We passed another smaller cruise ship docked close to the Cristiano Ronaldo museum. This ship was receiving some TLC from divers.
From there we could see across the port to Arcadia and another ship docked there. We stopped for a couple of great value ice creams before walking back into the port.
This another one of the murals on the harbour wall celebrating a ship’s visit.
Our cabin’s view was along the harbour walls.
Ahead of us the other cruise ship was sailing out too.
The sail-away for Arcadia had music and dancing around the rear pool. I watched as we past a small naval ship at anchor that had just arrived.
Arcadia had caused quite a traffic jam outside the harbour waiting for her to leave.
Looking back at Funchal as we left.
From the deck I watched dolphins away on the port side leaping up out of the water.
Evening after Funchal
Our friends came to our cabin and we enjoyed a few glasses of wine and we all had G&Ts before going down for dinner.
It was an egg meal for me. I started with black pudding (+egg), salad lyonnaise (+egg) and then gammon and chips (+egg) I rounded the meal off with cranacan and ice cream.
The syndicate quiz was again our (now) usual low score.