Saturday, December 7, 2019

Cape Verde Islands -


October 15-16-17-18, 2019
Cape Verde Islands (Republic of Cabo Verde)


Cabo Verde, or Cape Verde, is an island nation on an archipelago of volcanic origin
 in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwestern coast of Africa, about 600 km west of Senegal. 
Cape Verde shares maritime borders with Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, 
Mauritania, and Senegal.

The intriguing Cape Verde archipelago is an amazingly varied group of islands.
They have been used as a staging post by mariners throughout the ages. 
Visiting and exploring with in-depth discovery of volcanic landscapes, 
colonial towns and villages, and beautiful beaches, is really only possible
 by small ship.  
During our visit in October, we discovered the culture, flora, fauna, and lifestyle of 
the islands. Some parts are arid and flat with awesome shorelines, salt pans, 
beaches and dunes, contrasting with lush, tropical, mountainous islands. 
It is a little world of its own, each island having a distinct culture and atmosphere. 
On some islands the infrastructure is minimal and tourists are a rarity. . . . . it was
 definitely a unique opportunity to visit this part of the world.













Lunch at the Black Mamba restaurant was fun - thankfully no snakes seen!





In the distance, our ship docked at Palmeira on the island of Sal - other islands 
in the distance.


I'm now working on my last post from the islands to share with you. . . . . . .a visit
 to the island of Sao Nicolau. 
Music and dance was shared, scenery was spectacular, and the history of this
 special place held our interest as stories were told.

11 comments:

  1. It sounds and looks fascinating! One likes to think of such an island world as something where things are better than anywhere else; less crowded, less hectic, less problems. But I guess that is just what we like to see in such places and the people who live there have their own struggles and hardships of reality to cope with.
    Nonetheless, beautiful pictures and lovely colours!

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  2. WOW Mary, what an experience ..... and what wonderful photographs. XXXX

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  3. A really stunning set of photos from the Cape Verde Islands Mary - I soon has my other half arrives back from his Saturday morning walk, I will definitely show them to him, and see if they evoke memories for him.

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  4. Awesome place...amazing world we live in.

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  5. Hi Mary :) The photos are brilliant, thanks so much for sharing them. I can't get over how beautiful the water looks!

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  6. What a beautiful place, seen through your wonderful photos! Really stunning, Mary.

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  7. Just stunning pictures and colors. What a special adventure. I am imagining not many have traveled here. Beautiful!

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  8. I love the little old cottages. Beautiful but a tad too remote for me I think. Still, I'd certainly not not go if offered the chance. I don't think, actually, I've ever even seen pics of life on these islands before. Thank you.

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