I don’t remember this from 2007, but there are few of the ship signs have dates going back that far. We also might have just been docked at a different location. I believe the port renovations at Funchal were completed only in the last couple of years. My previous note on this location introduced you to the doors of Maderia and yesterday some of the views from on top of the mountain. Rather than moving on to Tenerife – I am staying “with” Portugal.
If you are a SciFi fan, a comment about “Ships of the Wall” will likely bring David Weber’s Honor Harrington series to mind. Space Navy, impeller wedges and ships which effectively form a wall of defense.
This is the Funchal version:
(and no – that last photo is of the Santa Maria recreation – not a ship of the wall).