We made a trip on the island to the Pico del Teide (vulcano), We would not have been surprised to meet captain Kirk fighting some aliens on a far away planet. Made friends with Simon and Kok from the Never Ready and Brian and his wife from the Caitlin of Argyll. They had some good advice and the proper spare parts to secure some potential problems of our stays, thanks a lot guys!
After 10 days at Tenerife it was time to move on.Thanks a lot quancies, you have a beautiful Island
With the wind in the back we are heading for Cabo Verde.
Our top speed was 13.5 knots. Unfortunately the mainsail was chaffing against the spreader and made a small hole in our brand new sail. We were quite upset and hoped that it would be able to repair.
It took us 6 days to get to Sao Vicente, Mindelo. When we arrived the crew of Sea Sheppard helped us mooring and gave us the first advice where to party. It must be said that Mindelo stole our hearts.
We arrived on the 4th of July and on the 5th it was Independence day and the whole city was one big street party with live bands.
Everybody was dancing on the street or having a drink in the local pubs.
Tuga, the port captain repaired our sail and put on an extra protection strip, drove through the city to find protection tube for our stays and all very reasonable price.
We have been invited at peoples home for food and drink and made a lot of friends. We also learned to appreciate the Vino Droque and fresh tuna for 5 euro a kilo.
We hang out with Sea Sheppard crew, especially Beck , one of the captains and Robby, the yacht master from the Perseverance, a charter sailing yacht. We had some good times with these guys with long and inspirational discussions on the Voyager.
That’s when we decided to modify our reefing system for single handed sailing. We owe you guys for this great idea.
Joost had a life performance in the Laginha Bar and people are still talking about this, He was recognized on the street.
All and all a great stay and ready for crossing the Big Pond and the Equator.