Away trip to a Volcanic Island
On Holiday for 2 nights away from the boat on the Island of Santo Antao, 1st a ferry then a coach trip with an english speaking guide called Sonia
On the coach at Santo Antao
Day 1 standing at the top of the volcanic crater, pretty high up and feeling colder
Donkeys carrying drinking water to the houses
Beautiful mountain ranges
The Fishing harbor at Porto Novo where we stopped for lunch, mackerel and 3 types of potatoes
Our crowd after lunch, Sue & Andy “Spruce”, Marta & Frank “ African Sea wing”, Tim & Neil “ Mina 2”, Norma & Phil “ Minnie B” The Professor Francois from Pilhoue 5
The sugar cane is the one in flower and is all over the Island also growing in abundance was Bread fruit trees, Banana trees, Coco trees, Yamms & Coffee beans. Food was no problem and water was still running down the volcano into wells.
Sugar Cane Bread fruit trees
The flower on the Banana tree
Our guest house was a school for under 7’s during the day, this is the children all leaving at the end of their day, all holding hands down the very steep twisting lane which was a 15 mins steep climb
Breakfast the next day, bananas, bread rolls and strong coffee.
6 hours of walking and climbing through the most beautiful valley with our guide
Rest at last, this was our lunch stop at a local familys house, where she made us Coffee for 50 cents per mug, then it was on again past the lavardas into the ravine and a climb up the otherside, which included a rock hugging session to get past a narrow ledge and a wall climb with the help of a rope. Anyway we all arrived back unscathed.
Outside the guest house where we stayed , before we set off back to the ferry for our journey back to San Vicente - Mindelo
And all for 94 Euros each excluding our ferry, thanks Martha for organizing we had a wonderful trip, very memorable but quite exhausting.
Love to all
Suzanne & David xxxx