Hotel Oasis Atlantico Novorizonte
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... in front. We then headed off to the main town beach. It was a really nice beach with a beautiful sea but we had no idea whether the water was cold or warm. There were also no beachside cafes or bars, so it was quite underdeveloped. I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing. We then strolled back to the ship. Mindelo was more picturesque and interesting than we had imagined but the islands are poor. There is huge potential but no idea what the future ...
... whole crop of maize failed. They therefore have to import 90% of their food. Even their own fishing industry cannot sustain them as their fishing rights have been taken away from them and their abundant supply of fish from the deep ocean around them ends up costing them more than imported chicken.
Farmers struggle to keep their land irrigated to grow enough vegetables for themselves and market and many farmers have goats, a few cows ...
... chat with them. Corridor or stairwell conversations are common – starts as a nod or greeting, but with no time pressures often turns into a longer discussion like the lady from Wales who does volunteer work, or the Indian gentleman in Turban from England who wanted to talk cricket. We are enjoying our dinner companions company immensely and as happened previously are getting to know each other quite well as we open up about our lives. Bill has been widowed for 7 years ...
- 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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