27 Feb Arrival
27 February 2019
Also, behind English reef at Boa Vista we did not have a lot shelter from the high ocean swell. The route from the ship to the village which we normally take was now white of foam. After talking to our guides, we decided to ask two local fishermen to bring everyone to shore. Stepping from the OOSTERSCHELDE into the fishing boat was already an exciting experience, but luckily everything went well. And of course, for the fishermen the route between the rocks to the village was no problem at all.
Now everyone could see that Boa Vista is nothing like the other islands that we have visited so far. As soon as everyone was back on board safely, we hoisted the anchor, as no one was looking forward to another night in that spot. Around midnight we dropped anchor at Santa Maria on the south coast of Sal.
Today is the last day of this voyage. For the last time we set the sails, with reefs, and for the last time with the same strong wind. But luckily with much less waves so we sailed in highspeed to the north of the island to drop anchor just after lunch time at Palmeira. Now everyone can swim, get some ice cream or make an excursion to the salt pans of Sal while we prepare the last dinner on board.