Cape Verdes 16.53.100N 24.59.500W

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Thu 25 Nov 2010 11:48
From the Parry’s
Our stay in Cape Verde in Mindelo on Sao Vicente Island is coming to an end and we are about to leave
for our Atlantic crossing in a couple of hours (17.00 Wed 24th Nov).  We have just spent a great couple
of days on Santo Antao island, crossing by ferry and finding our way round by Alugier (local open back
taxis).   A very different island with very high lush mountains, sugar plantations and the Atlantic
crashing into rocky shores.   We stayed in Paul and then onto Pte de Sol where did a breathtaking
costal walk.   Finally we ended up in a lovely hotel in the mountains with its own fresh water swimming
pool.  A great experience , the Afro-Portuguese local are very friendly and it felt totally safe.  
Finally sorted at 17.00 GMT slipped lines and set of west into the sunset.  Light winds which we hope
will pick up a bit (but not too much).  Hopefully we will be in touch via the sat phone e-mail link during
the crossing.  Cheers.