After two days at sea we reeached the Cape Verde Islands. Our port of call was Porto Grande, the only deepwater port in this island group.
The people we met when we wandered around the town were friendly and proud although there is evidence of poverty. I will be looking at Kiva to see if I can find someone in this country that I can help with a loan.
This town is not really set up for tourists so when we took our tour it was in a local public bus that didn't have aircon or a PA system like most of our tourist transport. . Our guide was a delightful young university student wo was very proud of his country and heritage; theis was a refreshing change from some of the swarmy tour guides one someways encounters.
|Moored right in town|
|Shops were shut on Sunday but street vendors were out|
|The municipal toilets were shut|
|Robert outside the town hall|
|Jill outside the library|
|This little chap played his tin drum for us|
|Porto Grande cityscape|
|Some of the landscape was quite desolate|
|There were some beautiful beaches|
|Family enjoying a barbeque at Catfish Bay|
|We drove along a hairem scarem single lane road to see the vista from the highest peak . The woman in front of me kept saying "Sh*t, sh*t, let me off"|