Tuesday 8 November
Leaving the Palmeira we aim anchor Baia da Mordeira a few miles to the South. Need us a little time to find an area of sand to put our anchor. Just installed the Coast-Guards us powers away... in order to make room for a local charter boat. Too bad the Bay is beautiful!
We continue to the South of the island of Sal and get wet in front of the tourist village of Santa Maria... But the swell is so strong that the next day we leave as soon as he day. Cap on Boavista with a well-trained sea.
Wednesday 9 November - Boavista
By far the side is a white shining behind the Emerald under the grey sky anchorage area! Mr. Happy is already there. The bottom is strewn with rocks and we help Google Earth to locate a sandy area.
We leave the annex at the wharf in the village of Sal Rei... makes the joy of children who use it as a diving board.
After a quick tour of the village with a multitude of local craft store we meet Marie and Stef (Mr Happy) which as we seek where we need to make the entry formalities. As soon as we are in good standing, We walk along the beach to go look at these dunes.
From the top of the dunes we keep an eye on Tao...
and are quite happy to get everything up..
The tourist season starts and the beach bars come to life again. How fortunate to be able to enjoy a well deserved beer.
In front of Sal Rei is a small deserted island with a ruin and a former tag to a climax. A good lens for a ride.
We leave the annex on a small sheltered Beach and we are committed on the island in tongues. Ever ever ever! It's full of hard spines that cross the soles... we slalomons to avoid.
What sad situation when we go back along the windward side... all the plastic waste in the village piles up on the rocks!
Sunday 13 November - Baia do Tarrafal, Ilha of Santiago
We stop at Tarrafal, North of the island of Santiago. The Bay bordered with white sand and coconut is so quiet that Philippe took the opportunity to make many back and forth at the top of the mast to install a navigation light. The weather seems to indicate that the northeast trade winds arrive and we decide to move directly north to Sao Nicolao, bypassing the island of Fogo and its volcano.