Category: Cape Verdes

Across the Pond

It is possible to describe our journey across the Atlantic as “We left Mindelo, Sao Vicente on 1st December, sailed 1,986 miles [according to the log], took 357 hours and arrived in Bridgetown, Barbados on 16th December”. There would be nothing wrong in that except that it would in no way capture all the highs …

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Cape Verde Islands

I last reported our arrival in Palmeira on the island of Sal, stating that there was a story to tell. First of all you need to remember back to the tale of the lost oars – when the dingy turned upside down and we had to strip down the outboard. Parts of the motor that …

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The Tropic of Cancer and other tales of passage

We departed San Sebastian on Tuesday 15th November in true Siga Siga fashion – i.e. there were “complications”. We had said “Cheerio” to Martaan and Marieanna earlier in the morning and at 1pm joked with the people on the Dutch boat berthed opposite us, who were leaving on the same day but at 4pm, that …

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