Madeira, Calheta

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Extensive and ongoing work to reinforce the cliff walls behind the marina continues to disrupt marina life with the road closed and noise during the day. Some shops and restaurants have just re-opened but the work is expected to continue for at least the rest of the year.
The reception pontoon is regularly used by locals and we were directed straight to one of 3 hammerheads immediately to starboard on entering the marina after calling on Channel 9. Plenty of space as at mid Sept 19.
Euro 20 deposit for shower and pontoon key, note the office appears to close from 1200-1500 and at weekends so need to time collection of deposit with departure.
Sugar cane factory on left going up the hill from the beach front is well worth a visit.

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