12 Jan Visiting bays, beaches, caves and villages
Visiting bays, beaches, caves and villages
12 January 2013
Update by Tino Kuin: “After another beautiful day of sailing we arrived at the island São Nicolau on the 9th of Januari. After anchoring we met up with our friendly guide Toi, who drove our guests around the island in his Toyota Hilux pick-up truck. Apparently 14 people easily fit in a pick-up on this island, so before long we were on our way to beautiful bays, sandy beaches, caves and villages. After seeing the dry and barren south side of the island we were very surprised to find the north side to be very green with a really tropical atmosphere. After enjoying an excellent local lunch we were dropped at a beautiful beach for some cooling down. Back on board of the ‘Oosterschelde’ we were treated to an incredible rice dish, prepared by our chef Wouter.
The next day promised to be a relaxed day of sailing with lots of sun, little wind and hardly any waves. We tried to sail the 95 nautical miles to Boa Vista in one strech without manoeuvring, in which we almost succeeded. After doing the last bit on the engine we dropped the anchor around 3 AM. The crew prepared the ship for another day of cleaning and maintenance, while the guests enjoyed a relaxing day exploring the island’s beautiful beaches.”