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Travel Blogs from Mindelo
... since we were at a much higher elevation, it was pretty cold, so we hopped on the next tram and came back to the city. We sat right behind the driver which was really interesting, seeing the signals and speed limits he was watching. I was especially impressed that the line cut right through the middle of a number of roundabouts -- since many of us are just getting comfortable with them, can you imagine suddenly have a tram car coming at you as you are ...
Weds 12 Jan. Mindelo, Cape Verde. A very poor country - dry and volcanic. Kicked off with a coffee again which was still better than the ship's, despite the poverty of the place. Wandered round the town, taking in the fish market and a quick look at the outside of El Presidente's pink palace. Found a very friendly place, with a balcony within sight of the palace, for a great fish lunch, eaten to the ...
... 30 odd boats already reporting into our Radio Net it was great to put faces to names.
Helen and Justin took the opportunity to ferry across to the neighbouring island of Sao Antao and found it to be quite a contrast to where we were moored. Definitely a lot poorer and not as many facilities.
But it was always intended as a brief stop, so on 3 December having checked the weather, checked the last emails, we left to do "The Pond" as the Brits call it.
Hello from Cec, Jon, Karen, Tim and Taboo.
Due to excess wind whilst in the marina (35-40 knot gusts) we have moved our departure to first light tomorrow morning (25/03). There are some strong currents of 2.5 knots here, and we would prefer to have their assistance, hence the early cast off. We are fully provisioned which ...
Dear all Taboo blog followers,
Fresh legs are to due to be arriving on Taboo this weekend in preparation for her voyage to Lanzarote.
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