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Whales!

We almost don’t dare to tell, but we are going to anyway. When the last group left the ship and we were on our way with just the crew to Baía da Murdeira with the music loud to clean the ship we finally saw the first whales! While Jan and I were going through the planning

Little wind

For Cape Verdian standards the weather is calm. This causes the wind to shift directions. The past few days, it was favourable for us. Particularly, when sailing to Boa Vista. The wind came from the north, and so we could sail to the bay of Sal Rei easily. We arrived early in the evening. In

Santo Antão

Santo Antão

On the leg from Santiago to São Vicente it is always a gamble can whether we can make it in one go or do we have to make a tack. But sometimes one is lucky! The wind was more east than the usual northeast, so we could steer higher than ‘normal’. At midnight we were just

Red-billed tropicbird

Red-billed tropicbird

With a new group of guests, we started our second trip. Yesterday we sailed the whole day with a steady eastnortheasterly wind. We went quite fast and we dropped our anchor at 04:00 hrs in the bay of Tarrafal de Santiago.  But before we arrived something strange happened. With a smack a bird fell down