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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.
- 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
... in Brasil afterwords people we didn't know would randomly yell ..' U-GANDA' at us!
On the 10th of November we crossed the equator - MSC had a Baptism by Neptune cermony to mark the occasion which involved having a ladle of water poured on your head and then kissing an octupus. I just watched ;)
... damn good for a commercial port, at least we didnt see rats the size of dogs like in Manaus. We have now cast off the lines, hopefully with all the crew back on board, and are heading north, north eastish, to the rock, Gibraltar, apparently another 6 days, i guess we are about halfway back to Marseille now. Fingers crossed the sea will be ok till gib, then just the gulf of Leon to get passed. that usually gives you a good whacking, hmm cant wait.
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