Travel Blogs from Mindelo
... we found ourselves back in town and hiked back to the ship. We must have put on at least eight miles that day.
Today is another day at sea. I woke up with the sniffles, so have been taking it easy. There is a cold going around -- even the cruise director has it -- so it was just a matter of time. Tomorrow should be really interesting: The Gambia where we are going on a boat ride up the river. We started our anti-malaria drug yesterday, just in ...
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 ...
... us a taste of what was to come. It was a good chance to settle in to the watches and perfect our fish landing technigue. Especially when we caught a MahiMahi with 30 knots from behind and some 3 meter swells pushing as along!
Our brief stop over was fun, giving us a little taste of Africa, a chance to top up with water, fuel and fresh fruit and veges. It was also a nice social time as we met "Egret" Patrick and Amanda, and "MaryAnne 2" John and Julia. ...
... mean feat here due to limited availability of pretty much everything. We have cleaned, scrubbed, repaired and shopped ourselves dry and are now looking forward to getting the sails out and enjoying the sail. Hopefully our next blog will see us clear of the staggering sights of the Cape Verde landscape.
Saud (cheers) from ...
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Fresh legs are to due to be arriving on Taboo this weekend in preparation for her voyage to Lanzarote.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Residencial Jenny Mindelo
Other places to stay in Mindelo
Sao Pedro , Mindelo | 4 star hotelfrom $119
CP 103 - Praca Amilcar Cabral, Mindelo | 3 star hotelfrom $119
Praca Nova, Mindelo | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Alto Fortim, Mindelo | Hotelfrom $60
Rua Oficinas Navais, Mindelo | 2 star hotelfrom $53
Avenida Che Guevara, Mindelo, Ilha de S.Vicente Rep. CAPE VERDE, Mindelo | 2 star hotelfrom $36
Cristiano de Sena Barcelo, Mindelo | 3 star hotelfrom $83