Travel Blogs from Mindelo, Cape Verde

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Found a boat, off to the Caribbean, au revoir :  ), Mindelo,Cabo Verde, Cape Verde travel blog

Found a boat, off to the Caribbean, au revoir : )

A travel blog entry by vonkaz29

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Tried to get a plane ticket to fly out on friday last week, but couldn't as the travel agency didn't accept cards (3rd millennium wonders :  ) so the prospect was to wait for the next flight out to Brasil in a week time, sunday the 13th of dec..... ...

Skippy rapporterar från Atlanten, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Skippy rapporterar från Atlanten

A travel blog entry by mariekeiii

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Vi har nu kommit halvvägs och har 1000nm kvar till Barbados. Guldmakrillar står som spön i backen bara idag tog vi en på 5kg och en på 18kg!!! 1,45 lång (rekord hittills).  Seglingen har gått bra inte så starka vindar 10-15 kn (lite mer ...

Skippy rapporterar, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Skippy rapporterar

A travel blog entry by mariekeiii

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På söndagen var jag på internetkaféet i Sal för att göra sista momsdeklarationen.På vägen hem blev det stömavbrott (kolmörkt) vi kom till fiskehamnen och Skippy som ser dåligt försökte hoppa. Jag lyckades fånga henne men ramlade själv i ...

Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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I was pretty excited to be visiting the island of Sao Vincente in the Cape Verde Islands just off the coast of Africa . It was a very nice morning - warm and sunny - the island didn't look like it supported much life and vegetation and as we made our way ...

J+5 / D+5 Mon 12 Nov, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+5 / D+5 Mon 12 Nov

A travel blog entry by ccheng

(En français)  C'est très calme en ce moment. Quelques dauphins phosphorescents dans la nuit. Au petit matin, on manque de se prendre un porte containeur en pleine face : C'est assez difficile de voir la direction des navires dans le noir, ...

J+6 / D+6 Tues 13 Nov, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+6 / D+6 Tues 13 Nov

A travel blog entry by ccheng

... a sailboat! From far, it seems to be heading for us. It was a Danish sailboat, Expresso. We think that they're also heading for Cape Verde, but they're travelling much faster than us, even though their boat is almost the same size as us. We let them pass ...

J+7 / D+7 Wed 14 Nov : Phil lost his shorts!, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+7 / D+7 Wed 14 Nov : Phil lost his shorts!

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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(En français) Fabuleux, on tient une moyenne de plus de 4.5 noeuds. Et alors qu'on est a près de 6 noeuds, survient notre première frayeur : Je suis en train de lire dans la cabine quand Claudia arrive et me dit qu'elle va se baigner. ...

J+8 / D+8 Thurs 15 Nov, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+8 / D+8 Thurs 15 Nov

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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(En français) Ah notre deuxième poisson. Pas très gros mais très bon et surtout très long a démêler la ligne qui s'était prise avec une autre. On a passe environ 1 heure, Claudia et moi, pour faire ce boulot. (In English) It's been 8 days ...

Cape Verde, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Cape Verde

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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We woke up to a gusty morning and waters are very choppy. Looks like our plan to leave today will be postponed to tomorrow or when the weather's better. We're gonna get some food provisions later after this. I'll have to put the little spanish ...

Crossing the Ocean and the Equator, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Crossing the Ocean and the Equator

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

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December 11 Crossing the Ocean   Greetings from the Atlantic Ocean - not much more to say than that.  We are enjoying very warm weather - some sun and a few scattered clouds - calm seas - beautiful sunsets and some very good sleeping!  ...

J+3 / D+3 Calamari, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+3 / D+3 Calamari

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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 (En français) Les nuits sont superbes; un ciel dégage, pas de lune, le noir complet. Des milliers d'étoiles, il y en a tellement que je n'arrive même pas à reconnaître les constellations.  Comme notre pilote automatique principal nous a ...

J+4 / D+4 Sun 11 Nov, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+4 / D+4 Sun 11 Nov

A travel blog entry by ccheng

(En français) J'ai l'impression que les nuits sont bien plus passionnantes que le jour. Alors que je m'endormais paisiblement sur les genoux de Claudia pendant son quart, voila que je me réveille en sursaut, alerte par les cris hystériques de ...

Arrival in Cape Verde, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Arrival in Cape Verde

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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After 11 days of voyage, we finally arrived in the city of Mindelo, 2nd largest in Cape Verde. The last 2 days were terribly slow...we were travelling only at 1-2 miles per hour...if this doesn´t build up your patience, what does? It was a relief to ...

Les derniers jours avant l'arrivee au Cap Vert, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Les derniers jours avant l'arrivee au Cap Vert

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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J+9 : Vendredi 16 Nov Si on maintient notre vitesse, on devrait arriver samedi dans l'apres midi. Aussitôt dit aussitôt ... pas fait. En fin de journee le vent tombe pour atteindre 0km/h pendant la nuit. J+10 : Samedi 17 Nov On a plus du ...

Departure fr Arguineguin / Depart d'Arguineguin, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Departure fr Arguineguin / Depart d'Arguineguin

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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... genoa and the main sail) for the first time. We had exactly 777 miles (jackpot!) to travel to Sal, one of the islands in Cape Verde. Phil briefed us on the man overboard procedures and night watch duties : there are 4 shifts; 19h00 -22h00, 22h00 - 01h00, ...

J+2 Dauphins / D+2 Dolphins, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

J+2 Dauphins / D+2 Dolphins

A travel blog entry by ccheng

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(En français) En fait être enferme sur un bateau 24h/24 a regarde défiler l'eau mile après mile, c'est vite très chiant. Particulièrement lorsqu'il n'y a pas de vent. Alors on trouve des activités comme la pêche, regarder un bateau qui passe au ...

Shooting Touch Sabbatical Camp visits Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente , Cape Verde travel blog

Shooting Touch Sabbatical Camp visits Sao Vicente

A travel blog entry by tbarros

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I left Praia for Sao Vicente on the 3rd of March. I was accompanied to Sao Vicente with my cousin Nilton Barros, who is a basketball coach of the Rebels/New England Ballers. Throughout my journey we have been in close contact and he has shared with me ...

Still here!, São Vicente,  Cape Verde , Cape Verde travel blog

Still here!

A travel blog entry by munchkins

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Sunday 5th January 2014 Marina Mindelo on the island of St. Vicente, Cape Verde 16o 53,9´N and   24o 59,8´W 14:00 hours UTC We are still here, more frustrating delays, and yet another problem that needs repairing, and being Sunday there is no ...

An unplanned stopover., São Vicente,  Cape Verde , Cape Verde travel blog

An unplanned stopover.

A travel blog entry by munchkins

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... as we were making good speeds of between 6 and 10 knots and it stabilized the boat more.   So we continued to Cape Verde, relaxed with how we had handled the boat during the emergencies. A  couple of funny things happened on the night ...

Departure at first light, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Departure at first light

A travel blog entry by yachttaboo

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... have cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and shopped ourselves dry and are now looking forward to getting the sails out and enjoying the sail. Hopefully our next blog will see us clear of the staggering sights of the Cape Verde landscape. Saud (cheers) from ...

Arrived, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Arrived

A travel blog entry by yachttaboo

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Hi all, On behalf of the crew I can announce that they have arrived at Mindelo, Cape Verde. Lou. ...

Fresh legs, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Fresh legs

A travel blog entry by yachttaboo

Dear all Taboo blog followers, Fresh legs are to due to be arriving on Taboo this weekend in preparation for her voyage to Lanzarote.  If you wish to receive updates about this journey then feel free to visit the blog and receive 'every now and ...

Overnight in Mindelo, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Overnight in Mindelo

A travel blog entry by lottyh

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... scheduled for April 18 but was moved to an overnight stay on April 15, 2014. Since we had more time than was necessary in Cape Verde, we decided to hire a taxi on the first day, and acquaint ourselves with the volcanic nature of the island. The roads ...

Cruise from Buenos Aires to Barcelona, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Cruise from Buenos Aires to Barcelona

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

Just wanted to set the pin on my travel map ...

En Route, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

En Route

A travel blog entry by sheilacruise

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Sea day 2, it's overcast but warm, the sea is calm, there's hardly a breeze. Weather brightens as the morning goes on and the sun is hot. Lots of chatter at shuffle board mainly about last nights show, everybody thought it was good and those who didn't ...

En Route, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

En Route

A travel blog entry by sheilacruise

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As I said yesterday we have 7 sea days ahead of a Cape Verde so I thought what I could do is take some photos around the ship and give a bit of a description. Today is warmer than we thought it would be send the sun is quite strong, hardly any wind, sea ...

En Route, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

En Route

A travel blog entry by sheilacruise

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Rather overcast this morning with (dare I say) a hint of rain. The sea is calm for our day 3 at sea so we certainly can't complain. The weather picked up as the day went on and once again the when the dun came out it was extremely hot. After reading the ...

Cape Verde Island, Mindelo, Cape Verde travel blog

Cape Verde Island

A travel blog entry by the-malones

... for cruise ships invoking extra charges so we are going to another city further north and will be there on Sunday.   The people of Cape Verde are very friendly and everywhere is clean and tidy.  I always feel it is a good gage of the the people ...

On the way to 'Timbuktu

On the way to 'Timbuktu"

A travel blog entry by bartschr

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... motion. Had a very relaxing day...dinner tight was at the Polo Grill ( steakhouse) Excelent, again!!  We are headed toward Cape Verde. This is an archipelago in the Atlantic about 500 Kms west of Senegal, Africa. It became part of the Portuguese ...

Santo Antão Island, Porto Novo, Santo Antão, Cape Verde travel blog

Santo Antão Island

A travel blog entry by lfurtado

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