SOS Kids

SOS Kids

The kids from the SOS charity came to the marina on 18th November as a sort of reciprocal visit following ours to them earlier in the month. The purpose of this visit was threefold: for us to show them our boats, to feed them, and to give them the opportunity share...
Back in Mindelo

Back in Mindelo

Following an overnight stop anchored 300 metres off the beach to avoid the swells at Ponta da Cruz on Santa Lucia , we motor-sailed to Mindelo marina. The tidal stream between the islands runs hard. In this case three knots against us, which slowed our progress to...
Cape Verde Crew Cut and Crew Trip

Cape Verde Crew Cut and Crew Trip

Before After He looks pensive, doesn’t he? The haircut, delivered by yours truly but fully consented to by Chris, was a necessary evil to relief Chris of his bouffant-ness. If it wasn’t for this light trim, he would likely have the appearance of a troll by...
What do you do with a drunken sailor?

What do you do with a drunken sailor?

What do you do with a drunken sailor? What do you do with a drunken sailor? What do you do with a drunken sailor late in the evening? You go to find him in the local supermarket where he is buying groceries and toothbrushes for the local kids who sleep out in the...
We made it to Cape Verde

We made it to Cape Verde

After 850 nautical miles and six days at sea, we are now tied up at Mindelo Marina. This was a great introduction to ocean sailing. The wind wasn’t too strong, the sea state no more than moderate, and the wave height stayed at less than two metres all the way....