Salvador to Cape Verde take two hopfully with pictures.

Thu 12 Jun 2008 21:51
 The last night in Salvador had to be one to remember Brazil by, and as it happened  that we had planned

Our departure for Saturday morning, there was a good chance that the town would be lively Friday night

And all we had to do was find the source of the music. So we got a taxi from the marina to the central policed

Sector of town had a bit of local food, then found a local bar where the music was playing and all of the customers where local, half of whom were already dancing to the beat of Samba. The bars are also Samba

Clubs so will have a number of bands that use that bar as their local practice and gig venue the Music is

Great and the Dancing is superb, I know that Jacky would have loved it.  Just in front of our table there was

A group of people one of whom recognised us from the Marina and before long they had invited us to join

Them and were trying to teach us the moves on the floor, No chance with me but Niamh was a little better.

The rest of the night was spent in their company despite our very poor ability to communicate, but we

Could still all enjoy the music and atmosphere.  At about 12.30 they were all ready to go on to the

Night clubs, but we were far to sad and boring and said our goodbyes and headed back to the marina, after

All we had to be up early to fuel up and get on our way we had another 1900 miles to Cape Verdes with the

Wind likely to be coming from bad angles and either to strong or to light, back once more to the pleasures

Of sailing Close to and over the Equator

Nazare street market and Easter festival
Markets over time to go Home
colourful street nightlife in Salvador
Drum procession around the streets drum master has shaved head and don’t mess with his beat, dancers follow.

We are at present just north of the Equator so far we have managed to do 800 miles in one week that is about

115 in every 24hours so as you can imagine things are pretty slow around here for now. So that is why the web

diary is being done.  The engine is on and has been running for the last 24hours, We caught 2 good sized dorado this morning I have also done my laundry for this week, so no more fishing for a while, I have just read

the book 1421 in about 2 ½ days, so what the hell am I going to do for the next 8 or 9 days.  One thing that

does effect things is that this passage we are sailing with just 2 person that means that our chance for good

sleep at night is less and we probably only get 5 hours sleep a night so the afternoon siesta is becoming very

popular a whole new way of life is dawning.  That’s all from the middle of the Atlantic, I’m of to find a book

to read, Maybe Wilbur Smith as we are about to go back into African Territory. Never read one of his before,

so lots of new experiences to look forward to.