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Madeira by Ginnyp on 22 June 2007 10:03pm
 
My mother's had two hip replacements in the last ten years so I thought I'd take her Levada walking. Is it fun?
 
Re: Madeira by johnnythemonkey on 22 June 2007 11:47pm
 
Walking ? Yes walking can be fun, I do it most days.
 
Re: Madeira by Ginnyp on 23 June 2007 4:10pm
 
Yes, walking is great for reducing your carbon footprint but I'm more worried about her alcohol footprint. I'm not sure a couple of vinho verdes are good for vertigo.
 
Re: Madeira by johnnythemonkey on 24 June 2007 1:50am
 
Have more than a few vinho verdes and give her new hips a real test. ;)
 
Re: Madeira by sighthound on 24 June 2007 5:23am
 
Uh, ignorant American here.... What is "Levada walking" and "vinho verdes"?
 
Re: Madeira by johnnythemonkey on 24 June 2007 9:38am
 
Firstly Geraldine, you sure aint no ignorant American ! ( well your mostly Irish !).
A levada is an irrigation channel in Madeira and vinho verdes is Portugese wine.
In Scotland we would say.....hillwalking and vino collapso !!
Here is a link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levada
 
Re: Madeira by sighthound on 25 June 2007 10:24pm
 
Many thanks, John.
 
Re: Madeira by Ginnyp on 27 June 2007 1:45am
 
Hi!!!
It's my first chance in sooooo...... long to holiday without babbies in tow.
Mum's up for Madeira and so am I. However, I've seen some corking precipices.....!!
 
Re: Madeira by johnnythemonkey on 27 June 2007 11:18am
 
Thinking of getting your hands on mum's insurance money ?
 
Re: Madeira by Ginnyp on 30 June 2007 3:50am
 
Mum's just got back from Jersey which has recently been twinned with Madeira.
....result super food and excellent wine. No Levada's but Corbiere railway path to St Aubin's Bay fantastic and flat....visit Trafalgar Inn.
 
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