Good news! Jeff and I slept through the night...after nearly 4 nights of little (jenny) to no (jeff) sleep we went to bed last night after a day in Madeira, Portugal at 8:30pm and woke up at 8:30am. I was woken briefly by the smell of bacon cooking from the floor above us- this is a normal 3:00am occurance, a job I clearly don't envy- but I'm beginning to wonder if simply smelling bacon that early in the morning is any better. I fear our clothes will smell of it when we leave the ship. Bad news! While in New York I felt like my hair loved the city- it was straight, soft, and bouncy...on the contrary, not only does my hair appear to not love the Atlantic..but my face has joined it- anyone have any breakout cures? I can't have bad skin in all of my Europe photos!!!
But enough about that...we were in Funchal, Madeira yesterday and it was beautiful. The only bummer was that it was a Sunday and the shops were closed and the streets were pretty empty. Below you will see photos of the city, a replica of Chris Columbus' Santa Maria, Jeff's new found friend (it's always interesting to encounter animals that clearly do not "speak" English), the incredible hills of this mountainous island, our trip to the supermarket, the empty streets of the city, and our homesick postcard writing! It was a fun day, but we were a bit dead on our feet from lack of sleep and with not too much to do in the city we headed back to the boat by 4:30...I know, how lame. I was very happy to be in touch with her roots (see Rebekah? I found a way to link to you...). We'll be in Lisbon- Portugal's capital city- tomorrow!