15 Jan Goodbye and welcome!
Goodbye and welcome!
15 January 2013
Yesterday we said goodbye to one group of guests in the morning and welcomed the new ones in the evening. After waving a very nice group off, we started cleaning for the new arrivals. Also a few crew members go home and are interchanged by others. Therefore we have some extra crew on board on this day. The chefs go to the market for fresh food, the rest of the crew starts cleaning the ship and preparing the cabins for the new guests. Meanwhile we sail from Santa Maria to Palmeira, on the west side of the island Sal, to welcome our new guests in the evening with fresh made soup, and sandwiches. Most of our guests are tired form traveling and go to sleep early, to prepare for the first day of sailing.
The next morning there is a heavy wind when we lift the anchor and set sail. There is no rush, we want all the guests to have a good look around on deck and explain everything. After some unsteady starts (due to sea legs), around lunch time all guests are settled down. We sail downwind towards Santiago, where we will arrive in the night.