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Issuma
Fisherman
Richard
Tue Oct 7 9:00:00 EDT 2008

Went aloft yesterday to fix the AIS (more on this another time) antenna. Was very pleased that it was the easiest trip aloft I've ever done at sea (the steps on the mast are a great help). Yann, the previous owner, used to go aloft every time he set the fisherman (sail that sets up high, between the two masts, visible in the picture), as it had a roller furling system that jammed. The fisherman no longer has that roller furling system, so has not (yet) required any trips aloft.

In the picture, we are going downwind with fisherman, main staysail (below the fisherman) and two headsails, which are obscured by the fisherman. The mainsail is down to keep the sail area forward, making it easier for the wind vane to steer the boat.

We are getting closer to the ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone), or Doldrums as they are also called. The sunny tradewind skies have been replaced more and more by squally, overcast conditions. We are doing a lot of sail changes, as the winds keep changing.

Saida
Richard
Mon Oct 6 0:00:00 EDT 2008

Exit (saida in Portuguese) papers from the Maritime Police that allow us to leave Cape Verde. The heat and humidity here in the tropics conspire to wilt any papers.

While we are at sea, comments to the blog will appear on the blog, but I won't be able to read them (I just have limited email access via satellite phone now) until we reach another port and find an internet cafe.

Rainbow Leaving Praia
Richard
Sun Oct 5 0:00:00 EDT 2008

Not only rain to wash the African sand off the decks, but a rainbow as we left the Cape Verde islands. There is a lot of orange sand from the Sahara that sometimes blows onto everything in the Cape Verdes.

Praia Harbor
Richard
Fri Oct 3 0:00:00 EDT 2008

Abandoned fishing boats in Praia harbor. Issuma is just visible way off to the right.

Sun Oct 5 19:27:42 EDT 2008 | will
i'm enjoying the fotos. keep sending them please
Praia Harbor
Richard
Fri Oct 3 0:00:00 EDT 2008

Abandoned fishing boats in Praia harbor. Issuma is just visible way off to the right.

Praia Market
Richard
Wed Oct 1 0:00:00 EDT 2008, Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde

We arrived in Praia, on the island of Santiago, a couple of days ago. It is hot and interesting here.

Praia street
Richard
Tue Sep 30 0:00:00 EDT 2008, Praia, Santiago, Cabo Verde

A very common way of carrying things here.

Dark Dinghy, Bright Sun
Rob
Thu Sep 25 0:00:00 EDT 2008, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde

Dark Dinghy, Bright Sun

Thu Sep 25 22:31:29 EDT 2008 | George Conk
You guys are missing a hell of a week as the ship of state has sprung a leak.
You plotted the right course. - George
Cape Verde Market
Rob
Thu Sep 25 0:00:00 EDT 2008, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde

Street Market.

Cape Verde Market
Rob
Thu Sep 25 0:00:00 EDT 2008, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde

Inside the Mercado Municipal in Mindelo.

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