In 2016 we visited the beautiful Madeira island, the largest island in the Madeira archipelago. These Portuguese islands are in the Atlantic ocean, 450 miles SW of Portugal and 320 miles west of Morocco, with population of 260,500.
The island is a top of massive submerged volcano that rises 3.7 miles from the ocean floor. The whole island is basically a ragged mountain peak cresting at 6,200 feet above the ocean. It is 35 miles long and 14 miles wide.