Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Saturday, 21 November 2009

The Aqueduct

This aqueduct, situated on the Levada dos Piornais at the northern end of the Socorridos Valley, is pictured from the furthest point I reached up this levada today. Though Barry and Dave continued for a short way further, the vertiginous path dictated that I turn at this point.

The aqueduct looks quite substantial. It is. The problem for me is that is has only very flimsy rails and it isn't much more than three feet wide. Over half of that width is taken up by the water channel, leaving a choice of two nine inch parapets for the walker to choose from. I chose the seaward parapet as it was furthest from the unruly barking dogs.

Sue reports that it rained in Funchal today. That must have been whilst the LoTSW contingent were enjoying elevenses in a bar or when, a little later, they were found to be dining in the tunnel that was the subject of the previous posting.

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