leaving cape verde

Dennis and Sara Williams
Mon 6 Dec 2010 19:36

Day 14


Departure Day.


Finally we have left Porto Mindelo  at 1145hrs on a hot sunny morning, then we headed south west, next stop, St Lucia..

As we motor sailed for the first few hours, we passed the beautiful rugged and barren island of Santo Antao, the crew were having a guessing game about the highest point on the island. Some were claiming it to be higher then Snowdon, others NOT, so to try and resolve the discussion Gareth brought out the sextant, but the exercise was inconclusive, as we left the island we managed to sail for a while, and then the wind dropped so we put the engine on, otherwise we will not reach St Lucia for the Rum parties. The rest of the day was spent topping up our tans. Whilst the sun was setting Dennis prepared another wonderful meal ‘Portuguese fish dish with veg’ followed by a blackberry cake with fresh cream, and then we started our watch systems. Very confusing due to the difference in time, as we cross different latitudes the time changes, we are now 2hours behind on 16N..



              Santo Antao island                               Before leaving Porto Mindalo



             Sunset on Saturday evening