National Geographic : 1973 Apr
jobs are still very hard to find in Madeira," he told me. "That is why I went away before." For the time being Fernando planned to stay with his parents and help farm their bit of land. However, when his money ran out, he would probably leave again and try to build up savings in a foreign country. Many Madeirans are forced to do this, but almost always they return to their island. Later that afternoon I left Madeira. As the plane took off for Lisbon, I gazed out the window, and my last glimpse of the island was the fishing village of Canical. I recalled the morning I had spent on the beach there with the fisher men, how they had shared their wine with me, their poor catch, and the undaunted way they had taken that cumber some wooden boat out to sea again. Courage and kindness. There is a lot of both in Zarco's island. "Obrigada," I thought. "Obrigada, Madeira!" [ As the fog lifts, shepherds spy their flocks and bring them to the pens. With the hospitality that marks Madeirans, Jose Teixeira takes time to pour a little wine to warm the spirits of a companion.