First impressions of Mindelo – Island of Sao Vicente

After sailing through the night from the Capo Verde Island of Sal we arrived around midday at Sao Vicente where we went into the marina of the Mindelo. This place was a bit more alive and civilised than Palmera in Sal, and the locals were definetely used to travellers and tourists arriving with money as they were selling t-shirts and begging for money. The city has a long and interesting history as i has been occupied by both the british and portuguese among others. Mindelo offers a quite safe anchorage and therefore it used to be a location for coal storage for where the steam boats sailing across the atlantic would come and get new provisions of coal. It is clear to see in the local people living here that the population is made up of a wide mix of people with different origins from several african countries and Portugal.

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