Tania and Robert picked us up early, and we drove off to Stanstead airport. We landed on an airstrip built out over the sea at Funchal, Madeira, just as it was dusk . Christmas music was being played, and the airport was decorated and lit up with the lights reflected on the polished floors.
Robert drove us from Funchal across the town and up winding mountain roads to our apartment at Cabo Girão where we were all staying. The place was lovely, and there was a club house close at hand where we were greeted with a glass of Madeira wine. There were all kinds of amenities provided, including a restaurant where we had dinner later.
View from the restaurant.