We had a great start into the day; after a shower with fresh water and hopes to get our propane tanks refilled, we met with the local sailmaker and believe that the gennaker can be fixed in time for the sail to Lanzarote.
We took the bus to Funchal, the capital of Madeira, and enjoyed the old buildings, the wine festival (although we had expected a little more) and especially the Blandy’s winery tour.
We found a great spot for dinner with 1811, the Bistro and Wine Bar, associated with Blandy’s. The staff was not only extremely friendly but also very knowledgeable and food & wine outstanding.
After a number of tapas-like shared appetizers and lots of good rose wine, we moved on to check out the wine festival close to the marina, before heading to old town – where we verified the rumors about the high quality Caipirinhas and other cocktails.
With the bar tender showing off his Tom Cruise-like tricks and setting a pyramid of glasses on fire, the Flaming Lamborghini closed the deal – we had found the perfect neighborhood to have a good time out.