Day 7 Cape Verdes Passage,
Wednesday 30th September
We can see a mountain
sticking out of the sea on the horizon, in the mid-day haze, and we hope to
make landfall late afternoon. It will be great to get off the boat
and run around and swim as it feels like we have been on board for
ages. Food has held up very well, though we now have no more
fresh meat or salad, apart from millions of sprouts that I have been growing in
jam jars with holes in the lids.
Although the pilot books
warn of crime on the Islands, we have been talking to other yachts on the SSB
radio, and they have reported that they have had a great time.
I think that things have
moved on in the Islands a lot since the pilot was written ten years
ago. We are really looking forward to seeing the Creole African
Portugese culture, which is also famous for it's beautiful music.
Apparently there have been
80knot winds in the Canaries since we have left, causing much damage to boats
even in the marina. We feel very fortunate to have missed these, and
sad for our friends still there who have had to weather