Susie and Adam (both think they are skipper)
Tue 21 Dec 2010 15:10
Anchored in Mindelo harbour over the course of Saturday evening to Sunday evening a number of boats arrived that we knew from the canaries and a couple that we had been speaking to when we could on the way.  Made the mistake of having first glass of wine in over a week on the evening when we arrived with a couple who were next to us in Gran Canaria - very hot weather and wine lead to a very bad headache the next day, I blamed them.  
Wandered into town on Monday to do all the immigration stuff and get our passports stamped - a troup of us went, it was like a school trip.  Then all went for some lunch at the Mindelo 'Club Nautical' - good to catch up with people and hear everyones tales of their trip down.  Town is fine - some very pretty bright coloured buildings and people are friendly.
Now getting sorted with more fresh fruit and veg etc and fixing a few things - we hope to leave for the Windward Islands on Wednesday 22nd providing weather still looking OK.  Saw a turtle this morning swimming 10 yards from the boat!
Dinghy escaped again yesterday due to Susie's poor tying of a knot - Adam went swimming - my excuse was that he is a stronger swimmer than me and faster, I would not have caught it!  Adam has tied the knot this time on the dinghy.