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We docked in Mindelo at 8am. The temperature was 22C and was not expected to rise much above this. It was a lovely sunny day but there was a stiff wind. The Cape Verde Islands are situated about 400 miles due west of Senegal in West Africa and the group of islands in which Sao Vicente is located are also called the Windward islands, probably because the Trade winds blow regularly here. The view of Mindelo from the ship was dramatic. The small town is surrounded by ...
'For the ignorant old age is winter for the learned it is the Harvest' (Chassidic saying)
During the three day voyage to Cape Verde we enjoyed the activities on board and mostly meeting other people in the Aviator's bar amongst whom was a lovely couple from Derbyshire, Maureen and Alan, who shared the same sense of humour as us and Pat and Tony from Cleobury Mortimer just down the road from us. The world is a small place.
... of all things beautiful transcends language barriers. Then there was the gentleman from Switzerland sitting on the sun lounger next to me who wanted to know what language we speak in Australia, and in turn told me that in Switzerland there are 3 (German, Italian and Roman –I think he said), and the previous night 2 Belgian gentlemen who we have seen a few times in the bar/lounge where we go dancing – this time they fiercely protected our seats and we ended up having ...
- Stopped in Cape Verde Islands, traveled southwest and reached the coast of Brazil towards Cape St. Augustine
- The rest of the voyage was disrupted but claimed to continue South
... think to myself...
But I am beginning to understand Abilio's ways, and as he kisses my cheeks and puts his fist to his heart I do suspect he's happy I came looking for him.
After all, he and his family and friends totally made this trip. I travelled far that day.
I didn't get to fish for Marlin this time - but I sure did enjoy this chocolate...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking