P11. La Palma- La Gomera- Cape Verde (Sao Vicente)
Sailing to the Cape Verde
Miles: approximately 830
From the Canary Island, La Palma (at the harbor of Santa Cruz), we first sail to the idyllic La Gomera. We’ll spend the day here, snorkeling, swimming, walking etc.
Then again it is time to sail further south where we hope to pick up the NE trade winds. In this part of the ocean you have the chance to see whales (humpback whales, sperm whales, and fin whales)!
After a few days of day and night sailing, we will see a looming tropical archipelago: the Cape Verde (= Green) Islands. We will disembark on Sao Vicente island, where this tour with the Anne-Margaretha ends.
Cape Verde was a Portuguese colony in 1587. The islands include an important location for the slave trade. The population of Cape Verde is therefore created from a mix of Portuguese colonists and African slaves.
Ships on their way from Europe to all corners of the world moored here, bunkered water, poultry and vegetables. In return, the sailors often gave the Cape Verdeans smoking articles such as pipes and tobacco as well as clothing.
On July 5, 1975 Cape Verde finally became independent from Portugal. We will market here also, buying the last fresh fruit and vegetables for the ocean crossing to Brazil.
Date: September 29, October 10, 2017
On board: 29 sept. At 12.00 pm (Santa Cruz, La Palma)
Board of 10 October. Before 12:00 pm (Sao Vicente)
Number of days: 12
Price: € 895 / € 995 * p.p. in a two-person cabin
* The higher price for a double cabin with private shower and toilet.