Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Wed 30 Nov 2005 12:07
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 them.