It is my first visit to the marvellous island of Madeira and, as such, my first visit to the Madeira Islands Open being played this year on the Santo de Serra course high in the mountains.
Madeira Island was discovered in 1416 and is the outermost region of the region of the European Union.
The Maderia Islands comprise three island groups – Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas.
The city of Funchal is the largest on Maderia and it where we are based this week.
Here is a selection of photographs taken in and around the Funchal harbour, marina and foreshore.
* Click on photo to enlarge.