The high wind zones between the montaineous Capeverdian Islands, here between Brava and Fogo, are well known. Always expect six to seven Beaufort. And be prepared for more.
The largest lake of salt in Cape Verde. A reminder of Maio’s past as salt supplier for Brazil, but still used today. As local women work to make salt for the local market, little conical piles of salt appear. Surrounded by dunes and desert, the salina is an important breeding and feeding habitat for birds.
Music: Dag Reinbott, Grand Etude, terrasound.de.
Only a few hundred meters away from the anchorage: the Tropical Bar. Getting ashore with a dingi, however, is a wet experience. The shorebreak makes swimming a better option, but not at night. Maio is known for it’s sharks…
Music: Josimar Depina Gonçalves, Cape Verde
Karibik, Guadeloup, 2015
Antigua Classic Regatta, Karibik, 2017