friday 5th Dec 16:53.18N 024:59.50W
Made good time and arrived into Mindelo on St Vicente in the cape Verde islands around 1400hrs local (1500gmt/uct)
Off to find some of the famous local music this eve then a day of rest/pottering/further preps
So all well
Weather forecast for the next week suggests winds will be from the right direction (NE/ENE) and pretty gentle (10-15K) so we may need to supplement sailing with some motor sailing to keep on track
Everyone in fine spirits
Watched a Corys shearwater fly around us in the night- thought it was an albatross for a while but we are way too far north.
Talking about life and sailing ( with waves building from behind) Steve suggested we should never look back
Trouble is he applies that rule to his driving as well hence there are various parts of the back of his car missing!
Next blog should be Sunday night after an early morning departure
Cheers from us all