Many hikes on Madeira are out-and-back style: you follow a levada till you are fed up with it and then you trace your steps back. Following the Levada da Ribeira da Janela, we came to a lush forest of indigenous trees and plants, with water dripping through ferns into the levada. The views into the valley were stunning!
Madeira 2: The western part
In the western part of Madeira, near Ponta do Pargo, we hiked to our first levada, the Levada Nova. It runs here through a eucalyptus forest, which is not part of the indigenous flora of Madeira and is, to be honest, a bit dull. But the coastal views were lovely!
Happy New Year!
At the beginning of the new year I love to read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem, written in December 1944 when he was in prison.
I wish you all happy holidays and a beautiful 2023!
It’s cold today, with temperatures below zero the whole day. It’s also beautiful!
Still a few leaves left in the forest!
Treasures of the forest
I had planned to photograph the fall colors (again), but this time I came home with these beautiful treasures of the forest!
I’ve been pushing myself, teaching 3 courses and two tutorials over the past weeks. This week I was feeling under the weather with a cold but was able to still do my classes. So today it’s time for self-care: a nice hike in the morning with plenty of photo opportunities!
Into the woods
With lots of teaching duties this fall, I’m afraid there won’t be much time for photography. A misty Sunday morning is a real gift!