On Passage to Ilha De Sta
Luzia, from Sal, Dec 3rd.
Stayed in Sal for two
days. A slight shock when I tried to reprovison the boat after seven days
at sea, as there were ancient dried up cabbages which were really expensive, and
a few sprouty potatoes on offer. It is such a desert island that
they can't grow anything, and everything has to be flown or shipped in.
The people were charming and beautiful. We had a great swim in the surf on
the south of the Island yesterday, then bought five apples at great expense, and
set off for another island one hundred and twenty miles away. We are doing
passages like that with very little fuss now.
I only have one tomato and
two cabbages and one apple left on board now. The place we are heading to
is uninhabited, and we are hoping to anchor and REST for two days before going
to the 'city' of Mindelo on Santa Vincente, reprovisioning, and tackling the
Unfortunately yet again we
have not caught any fish,(apart from flying fish which land on the boat) so
will be eating tinned meat and cabbage and alfalfa sprouts for the next few
days. Otti is making some bread as I