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Leaving Cape Verde for Brazil

Our time in Cape Verde has come to an end. We cleared out with immigration, left Mindelo, and sailed to Brava for a short visit before the Brazil passage. 142 more words


The Harmattan

The Harmattan is dust laden air blown from the Sahara to Cape Verde by the strong winter Northeast Trade Winds. Sailing in the Harmattan feels otherworldly. 252 more words


How we crossed the Atlantic by hitchhiking a boat part 2: the "Milk Run", yeah sure.

We left Gibraltar on 2nd of November. A couple of days earlier we moved into our new cabin and got to know the boat and the crew better. 1,858 more words

Video: Sailing the East Atlantic Islands

Over the past few months we have been sailing Islands in the Azores, Madeira, Canaries, and Cape Verde. In the Azores we experienced variable summer winds, and from Madeira southward were the Northeast Tradewinds. 18 more words

Dawn Treader

One hour, a painful Skype call, and $5 additional dollars later...

…the exact same itinerary has been rebooked, and I was told that this time it is confirmed by the airline and thus will not be summarily cancelled like the last one. 45 more words


easy come, easy go; or, WTF 2017?!?!

I think I’ve well established on this blog that I am not happy about 2017. In fact, I’m worse than unhappy, but I don’t need to use this space to air my mental health issues. 182 more words


No stress Christmas

This year, we decided to spend Christmas, for us unusually, in a hot climate on Cape Verde. Apart from Xmas in Australia, it was our first… 325 more words

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