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Madeira Vehicle Spotting

January 23, 2014

Couldn't help observing that some vehicles on Madeira looked rather unusual to what I've seen on continental Europe. Of course, I caught the glimpse of a red vintage car in Western Funchal, but apart from that I encountered several other types as well...

I couldn't help grabbing a few shots of unique cars and boats, ships and even a road roller. Weird vehicles, many of them unusually small.

Of course, the photos are more important than the words...
Just let me mention that the wooden Santa Maria replica ship (supposed to be a lifelike imitation of Christopher Columbus' ship) can accommodate 100 passengers and even has a bar! And a medical facility...

Quite small actually, only 22 m long and 16 m high (mast height).

I saw the "old boat" ride the waves like a modern motor boat. I was surprised by its speed. Sails were down! Obviously, it's motor-driven!

OK, here go the photos of the vehicles I spotted on Madeira:

Santa Maria replica ship

Replica of Columbus' Santa Maria ship

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Motor-driven wooden replica ship

The wooden ship is actually very fast - motor-driven!

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Santa Maria replica from close

Taking a closer look... interesting

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Yacht under repair

Yacht under repair in the port

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Road roller

Vintage road roller in the Santa Catarina Park

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MG Car

British MG sports car

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UMM 4x4 vehicle

UMM 4x4 military vehicle... cute!

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Funchal yellow bus

Buses on Madeira are so small...

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