The main street at the side of the bay
After we left the restaurant we carried on walking to see the view across the bay.
Around the slipway we passed the small church dedicated to fisherman and sailors and begun our walk back to the bus stops.
This meant that we were now passing by the main entrances of the restaurants on the street side rather than on the quayside.
On our left we noticed a decorated wall on one of the houses. On closer examination the mural was not painted but was a collage of cut and shaped soft drinks cans all carefully placed to make the design.
Walking further up the side street we found even more doors and walls decorated with collages made from cans.
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 Cristian 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.