To live on Madeira is to live a vertical life-style. The mountains meet the sea at a dramatic depth. An express way cuts through the mountains with tunnels or secondary roads twist and turn their way to the top. Everything is terraced, from gardens to fields, and nobody has a bad view!
Most of the houses are painted in a cream or pale yellow and all have red tiled roofs.
The roads are bordered with agapanthus and gorse (in higher elevations) and as we climbed our way into the clouds we could smell the eucalyptus from the forest.
Our drive today took us on the (yellow) secondary road from Estreito da Calheta to Achadas Da Cruz and back to Calheta via ER110 and down on ER209.