Porta do Vento
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... and tall peaks and the harbour, in which the ship docked, was formed from a volcanic crater. We took a shuttle bus into the town, a journey of only ten minutes at most. I suppose the best that could be said was that the area could be a Canary island in the making but that it is in the very early stages of development. It was a photogenic walk along the seafront with some old and colourful Portuguese style buildings and plenty of colourful characters. We climbed ...
... colony Cape Verde is now Independent since 1975 It is a population of 90,000 mostly of Portuguese/African descent.
Our Tour took us in a rickety old bus down rough streets, some cobbled, and up into the mountains. Mount Vert as the name implies a geen mountain . From there we could see Mondilla and the harbour and our ship in dock. The land is very dry and arid as the the Sahara winds blow here sand from the Sahara desert and offers ...
Hello, thought it time to touch base again in case you think we are lost at sea. Satellite Internet is very slow as we cross the Atlantic and Yahoo does not appear compatible - I see I have messages from some of you but have been unable to get in to open them. Since my last blog we have crossed the Tropic of Capricorn and are now heading to the Equator, which we are due to cross I, think in 2 days. The weather has changed and there is no longer a chill in the air although it has ...
- 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
So at sea for 6 whole days, what do you do?
Well I'll tell you... eat, sleep, go to the theatre, sunbathe, go to parties. 6 days goes very quickly. MSC organised a world champions quiz and everyone divided into teams, our team was UGANDA! We did not win, but we were known by all for our cheering. On ...