Atlantic Circuit,  Atlantic Europe & Africa

Enjoying the African vibes in Mindelo

December 11-14, 2020

After we had checked in properly it was time to take a look at the place we now had sail to, but first we sat down at the marina bar. We took a beer, ate a cheap lunch and used the Wi-Fi. After over a week without limited contact with the outside world it was nice to just sit for a while and scroll through social media.


After we had just been chilling for a while we took a walk around Mindelo.

Maybe the marlin we had following us to Cape Verde?
The view from the Marina Bar, where we spent a lot of time during our stay in Mindelo.
Pretty beach! Look at the color of the water!
In the background you can see the neighbouring island Santo Antao.
An area in Mindelo that felt like it was one of the more fancy areas.
Kids playing football at a schoolyard (Santo Antao in the background on this picture as well).
A lot of colorful houses in various condition, some really fresh like this one and some very worn out.
View of the bay from the “fancy hill”.
An old prison ruin, or something.

A pretty park in the centre of Mindelo.

A very cozy cafe we visited, La Pergola it was called.
A salad with local papaya and goat cheese (from Santo Antao).

We visited some other places in Mindelo but most of the time we were here at the Marina bar. They had internet and good, cheap food and some evenings they played music. It was a mix of boatpeople and locals here which was really nice.

Cape Verde really had some African Vibes, with music and market places, quite different atmosphere than Europe. But still you could see some similarities with Portugal, style of the city was a bit similar. In general we really liked Cape Verde. It was a nice stop on the way and nice people. Even though there was a lot of yachties in the Marina Bar there also was a lot of locals from town there, which was really nice!

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