FINALLY THE WIND ALLOWS US TO LEAVE SANDY PALMEIRA!
Carrying kilos and kilos of sand we are leaving for sailing towards MINDELO IN THE ISLAND OF SAN VICENTE. If we like some island on the way we will stop, if not- directly to Mindelo. Little by little.
Our friends Adrian and Christof from sailboat boat VOYAGE left towards Tobago today ...and soon we will start our trip across Atlantic too.
But now we have one crew member more. And its nots a cat:) We have our friend Manu on board. Long time ago he was dreaming to cross Atlantic, so now with Grain de Sable he will have opportunity to do it:) For us its a pleasure to have him on board. Manu has his own boat too, so it will be nice to have one more experienced sailor with us.
About Palmeira there is not too much more to write. Its a place which you have to experience by your self...and all the island as well. Somehow its the best example that not the place but the people are imprtant.
After so many days spend on anchor here we walked in the vilage as if we were living here. ..lost between sand and wind, but happy.
Some days we were staying in Palmeira, others riding by local bus to the south, Santa Maria or Espargos, capital of the island. Distances here are so short that you can go to other town just for an ice cream . We tried local food , local drinks and local fish as well. Eating outside is so cheap here that its cheaper to eat in the restaurant than to buy food and cook it on boat. Our favourite place is restaurant LAS SALINAS in Espargos. For just 2,5e you get full plate of fresh fish with rice and fried potatoes or chicken. More than enough. Not for everyday, but sometimes we can permit it:)
But it came time to leave. .
We leave you with more photos....and we go to lift the anchor.
This is a story about our life journey or better said is a story about our life afloat a sailing boat. Our trips, our adventures, our challenges and problems found on the way. Our everyday life floating and our unforgettable moments of sailing and tasting the worldl!
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"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
"The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use."
"There are more sharks on the land than in the sea"
If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Fiji.
" Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit."
"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway."
"A bad day at SEA is still better than a good day at work"
"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."
"Remember 'It was a professional who built the Titanic, It was an amateur who built Noah's Ark"
"Sailing - The art of slowly going nowhere at great expense. "
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.