21 Jan BOAVENTURA FESTIVITIES
While searching for the start of our Boaventura hike, we drove through the small village centre. Much to our surprise, the streets where filled with people decorating the town with flowers and flower garlands.
BACK TO OUR CAR
Unsuspecting, a few hours later, after our nice coastal hike, we arrived back at our rental car. Around our car, there was a large gathering of people, carefully placing flowers in the street, working on another flower carpet!
The street on the rear end of the car was already fully covered and people were getting ready to continue the carpet past our car. We were about to be surrounded. Fortunately, we got there just in time to get our car out of the street and after driving around several of the streets around the town centre, we were able to find ‘the exit’. Only fifteen minutes later, the entire town was shut down for all traffic. Lesson learned, when encountering preparations for Madeira festivities: always ask if it’s safe to park somewhere.