Brown's Madeira, Canary Islands, and Azores, a Practical and Complete Guide for the Use of Tourists and Invalids; With Twenty Coloured Maps and Plans and Numerous Sectional and Other Diagrams

Brown's Madeira, Canary Islands, and Azores, a Practical and Complete Guide for the Use of Tourists and Invalids; With Twenty Coloured Maps and Plans and Numerous Sectional and Other Diagrams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...hills, the choice of quintas (villas) being thus constantly increased. The climate is referred to elsewhere. It need only be added, that at no time of the year will those who land find it cold on shore. They should, in consequence, wear light clothing. As the cobble-stones with which the streets are paved are very slippery, they are also advised to use their india-rubber deck shoes. Curiosity being generally awakened by the tower on the beach (Banger's Folly) near to where people are landed, it may be Mentioned that it was built in 1796 to facilitate the discharge of cargo. Since then the beach has extended itself a good deal, thus rendering it useless for the purpose. It is now a signal station.. Walks, Rides and Drives near Funchal. For cost of horses, boats, hammocks, etc., refer to the end of Madeira?) Times are given for riders without allowing for stoppages. Those taking hammocks must add to the time in about the proportion of five to four. A. To the East Of Funchal.--The direct road, or that via the Lazaretto, both lead to Palheiro (i,7ooft.; 3fm. = 6kil.) in about an hour. An order must be obtained to enter the Quinta, of which the park-like grounds command good views. A return may be made by the road which leaves the main track a little on the Funchal side of the Quinta gates and crosses the face of the hills, after which descend the Cam in ho do Meio in running carro, altogether about two hours out and home. Or the ride may be prolonged to Camacha (2,203ft.; 6 m. = 9kil.), the chief summer resort of residents, in hours, and back by the Pico da Silva and the Caminho do Meio, altogether 3 hours, or home from Camacha via Canico (less attractive) in the same time. Or instead of returning from the Pico da Silva, the Poizo Road may be...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510313
  • 9781236510310