The beginning of the walk was a wide path with beautiful views - "this levada walking is a piece of cake" I thought....
As you can see the scenery around us was beautiful. We then actually got to a levada....which was pretty cool. Mostly there were bars alongside the exposed areas (although if you lost your footing and did not hang on you would not have a happy ending) so it was easy going.
And then we got to some tunnels....
Yes, we had to squat over and slither through, no hope of preserving any dignity there.
|I forgot to take my backpack off for this tunnel... oops....|
So back we went....
|This was the easy bit.|
|June got a new friend..okay mister are you the one who pooped in the middle of the path?|
We were out walking for about two and a half hours. I am so glad we did as much of it as we did and am looking forward to doing another levada walk but nothing like this ever again. When you have vertigo and even if you don't, walking along a thin precipice is sheer lunacy. However I can say I did it and lived to tell the tale... though if I ever have a nightmare I am sure that walk will be part of it.
After the walk, we took the bus to Camara do Lobos and celebrated with a meal at one of the harbour cafés. Then we walked the 30 minute back to our room at Jorge and Andrea's place. And then we got shit faced with wine but that's a whole other story.