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Palmeira, Sal, Cap Verde

November 19, 2015

Yesterday, 18th November just before sunset we arrived at Sal after a bit more than 5 days. During the sail we experienced very steady NE wind, trade winds as expected, but different wind speeds and sea state. Two days of too little wind, two days with perfect conditions and one day with to much and ugly waves. All 5 days we experienced a haze with sand dust and we think phosphorus particles from Africa. The Spanish West Sahara has the largest open mining fields of phosphor in the world. You notice by all stainless steel getting oxide stains and also (at least me, Peter) I get a bit of asthmatic response. During the 5 days we did get a lot of “sea life entertainment”. We have seen single flying fish before but now we encountered hundreds of fish flying 100 meters or more. Plenty of different Dolphins. Eva  woke me in the middle of a windy night so I could join in to see the dolphins showing their underwater acrobatics with a fantastic bioluminescence (sw “Mareld”).

Back to Sal. We have now cleared in, got our visas, and stamps in the passport. Local Sim card so our Internet abstinence is cured and we already found our favourite bar. Life is back to normal and we enjoy this friendly place.

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Time for a Siesta

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Anchorage, Palmeira, Sal

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Palmeira, Sal, Cap Verde

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Our first Mahi Mahi, or Gold Mackerel.

From → Sailing Notes

3 Comments
  1. Birgit Ynnerman permalink

    Wonderful news!!! Sounds like a big adventure! Hugs, Birgit

    Skickat från min iPhone

    > 19 nov. 2015 kl. 20:30 skrev S/Y Tina Princess : > > >

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  2. Hugs Sys!!

    KR
    P&E

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  3. Peter Wahlgren permalink

    Låter helt fantastiskt!
    Härligt!

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