Thought for the day….” If at first you do not succeed, then destroy all evidence that you tried”.
” People can live 100 years without really living a minute”
Have you heard of Charles Veley? He is said to be possibly the world’s most travelled man. According to the website mosttravelledpeople.com he has visited 829 countries, territories and autonomous regions out of a possible maximum of 873. He is a millonaire (it helps !) in his thirties, and at one time, was visiting over 100 countries a year. He estimates that he has spent over USD 1 million on airtickets and boat transport. He says that travel is an ‘investment in life experience”. His favourite destination is Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia.
Some fantastic coastal scenery in the photo today, from the island of Madeira in the Atlantic. The fishing harbour is at the village of Camara De Lobos, with some of the highest cliffs on the island visible behind. Madeira was discovered by the Portuguese in 1419 but now receives around 1 million tourists a year, attracted by the wonderful, year-round climate and the landscape as well as food. It is also a cruise ship destination, and a stopover for trans-Atlantic yachts. The population is around 260 000, mainly on the southern side of the island. Madeira is actually the top of a huge shield volcano, which accounts for the very fertile soil there. The famous Madeira wine originated here, using wine fortified with brandy to produce a stronger and often sweeter wine. The fishing village in the photo produces its own special drink called Nikita, made of wine, beer, ice cream, pineapple and sugar.
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