Hotel Dunas de Sal
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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 a rather dowdy girl called Rhonda), then the young man shining the balustrades from Brazil who is so excited about his country. Our waiters Mario and young William who have got to know us now, with us all shrieking with laughter when Mario told Bill to “pay attention” when he was trying to take his order for dinner and we were all joking around. Yesterday I chatted with a glamorous French Lady – admiring some-ones shoes is a great conversation starter and ...
- 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
The following day after chilling out on the beach and checking out the amazing huge surf waves, I stroll into town again.
Armed with a bottle of wine and a big bag of fruits, I go in search for Abilio's house. It's his birthday on Tuesday and since I can't make it to the party he kindly invited me to - and to thank him for the wonderful day together - I wanted to give him something.