So this is our last night in Mindelo, tomorrow at 1pm we head off with 73 other yachts for Rodney bay in St Lucia. We hope to be there in about 14-16 days but that will depend on the wind and direction.
Mindelo is a very poor area with beggars, stray dogs and cats everywhere. Locals either just stand around talking or the more enterprising run a business on the kerb, such as bicycle repairs!
The crew went on a half day tour of the island and followed up by visiting an orphanage the next day. They have so little here but still remain positive…. perhaps they just don’t know any different?
The marina pontoons have been plagued with electricity outages, and as electricity allows water to the pontoons, many yachts were getting low and worried they’d be leaving without water in their tanks! Power cuts are common here, but the marina need to have reliable contingency plans in place.
We will update the blog daily….. now we have the access code 😊