|A brief appearence from "Stardust"|
|Liam and Phil |
cooking up a feast of fresh Mahi Mahi.
We had 14 on board that evening for a big fish bbq, many thanks to Tehani Li for providing the catch of the day. It was a fun night and a last chance for a big get together before we all go separate ways once in the
|Party time on GWTW with Tehani Li , |
White Rose, No Rehearsal & Bondi Tram.
|Bridget, Sandra & Annie enjoying some R& R.|
Sunday was a lay day as the shops and most of the town of
|Fruit and Veg sellers in Mindelo|
|Our last glimse of land for a long time|
There are many ATM's in Mindelo however they will only dispense cash if your credit card or debit card is a VISA card. This is also true of the ATM's on SantoAntao. Our cards along with a few fellow cruisers were MasterCard and we had to rely on friends to help us out with cash advances.
Euro cash can be used at the marina and in the supermarkets. Fuel was 72 euro cents per litre and water 2 euro per hundred litres. One thing to bear in mind that all change is given in the local currency, the Escudo. 110es = 1 euro
Formalities.. entry /departure costs were a total of 11 euro or 500 plus 650 escudos( Port police and Immigration) and they do not have euro change so it's best to pay in escudos. The port authorities are only open Mon-Fri. They will check you in and out on the same day and will also back date and forward date your papers by day or two if need be.
Produce… over all it was pretty good. Lovely selection of lettuce, coriander, shallots etc as well as onions potatoes eggplant and fruits etc. The ripe tomatoes were fairly poor though I did find some very good green ones. Bananas are plentiful. All the meat and chicken I saw was frozen but the fish was almost still swimming. Wines and beers are a good price as were soft drinks and tonics.
I would encourage cruisers to stock up to the max in the Canaries and just buy the essentials to top up the larder in the Cape Verde's.