Mindelo, Cape Verde

Mindelo, Cape Verde

*Updated with photos 12/11/18Approaching Mindelo, it reminds me of Las Palmas, but quite a bit smaller. Just before the marina, you pass by a really cool looking fortress and lighthouse on a tiny island. We tried to research it, but were unable to find a way to go see...
Mindelo, Cape Verde

Passage: Las Palmas to Mindelo, Cape Verde

*Updated with photos 12/11/18 The day we left Las Palmas, we had some issues with the water maker, and it took several of the guys a couple of hours to fix it. The actual water maker is down in one of the engine holds and it’s a pretty cramped space for the guys to...

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria: Part 2

*Posted without photos due to limited internet – will update as soon as we can! Sunday we decided to take a break from boat and crew altogether. In Europe on Sundays, most stores are closed and often restaurants as well. Since we couldn’t do any provisioning, we...
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria: Part 1

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria: Part 1

We were fortunate to have a nice long break on land between to break up our trip from France to the Caribbean when we joined up with the ARC group. ARC is the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers and it’s an organized crossing of the Atlantic Ocean hosted by World...
Passage from Cascais to Las Palmas

Passage from Cascais to Las Palmas

Life on passage is quite different than normal life.  With a full boat, it’s a bit like sharing an apartment with strangers. Except no one ever leaves for work (work is onboard), and there’s no escaping one another.  We do three hour watch shifts around...