We were sailing on 'Hebe' a stunning 55ft Discovery yacht crafted in Southampton and owned by the very hospitable Andrew and Janie, who seemed more than happy to allow a reprobate stowaway like myself onboard (surfboards included). The yacht is about to embark on its first large crossing to St Lucia in the Carribean, before heading off into the pacific in the New Year - Good watch guys!
A moody sunset at Quinta de Lorde marina
The mountainous and surf filled north coast
Crumbling art deco signage in Funchal city
Our hire car (*not quite)
Sunset from the deck of Hebe, overlooking Madeira
Sunrise illuminating the sails
Harry at the Helm
A room with a view - sunrise
Who needs a beach when you have oiled teak under your feet and a wave within reach!