Escape from Africa

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At last the high pressure which has been sitting just west of the Cape Verdes dissipated; so with the expectatioin of wind we left Mindelo on Sunday.  Latest air quality forecasts showed another burst of 'dangerous (EU definition) levels' of fine dust  heading our way, so we have been heading north-west in an attempt to avoid getting out the face masks!

Nice north easterly F5, clear but we can see the dust cloud to the east.