Time is running out for the Madeira pics so here is a job lot. Top left is at Calheta, one of the few places on Madeira to have a sandy beach, albeit a man made one. To the right is a delightful shed especially for Anthony. It is made entirely from 40 gallon oil drums hammered flat and is just the sort of thing that should go down well in Germany given their recycling credentials. Bottom left is a spectacular display of orchids that were in pots outside a small house. Bottom right are some of the flowers growing wild on the hillside. The agapanthus are planted on the side of the levadas where their thick rhizomes form a dense mat that stops the paths eroding. The arum lilies pop up everywhere as do clumps of this very erect looking montbretia.