National Geographic : 1934 Jul
- hotograph Dy Topical rress Agency LIKE A HOT SLICE OF AFRICA IS DRY, SANDY PORTO SANTO To its beaches in summer flock holiday-makers from Madeira to bathe, bask on the sand, and eat the grapes which thewarm sunripens toamazing sweetness. From the sea this satellite isle may look hilly, but actually it is much lower than its mountainous sister, Madeira. HERE, ON THE ISLAND OF PORTO SANTO, DWELT COLUMBUS WITH HIS BRIDE The great explorer married the daughter of its first governor, and for some time about 1479 they lived in this straggling, sun-drenched town ofVilla Baleira (see text, page 97). Though tiny, the settlement exceeds in age big Funchal, on the main island ofMadeira.