Europa, 06 October 2014
Mindelo, Sao Vicente
All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink… A jolly good time it was and still so much left to see, but favourable winds and still many sea miles ahead beckoned us to continue onwards: shortly before six we cast off our mooring lines, unfurled the sails and off we were.
Catching the channel between the islands, we raced off with over 10 knots! Once back in open waters, things returned to the usual trade wind rhythm, a steady six knots speed, comfortable sailing, all sails set. With a almost full moon on the rise, we watched the lights of the Cape Verde settlements disappear in the distance: next stop: Salvador.