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Cape Verde

Goodbye to Africa

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Our last stop in Africa was at Mindelo, São Vincente, Cape Verde. Cape Verde is an archipelago of 10 main islands and 5 smaller islands, divided into 2 groups and together covering an area about the size of Rhode Island. Cape Verde, with its clean streets and pastel painted buildings, was a gentle contrast to continental West Africa. The island is volcanic and very arid, so there is little on it above the harbor, save for barren rocky hills, and we were there on a Sunday so EVERYthing was closed.

Now we settle in for the transAtlantic crossing, but it is only four days because we are so far west and we go to Barbados, so far east. So we begin to think of this journey and what it has meant to us. We have a richer and bigger view of this world than we did last December. We have also felt isolated from family and friends - and the world of Hartford, Connecticut, that means so much to us.

-Mindelo harbor

-Mindelo harbor

-former governor's house

-former governor's house

-Farewell to Africa

-Farewell to Africa

Posted by HopeEakins 02:07 Archived in Cape Verde

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You mean so much to your friends in Hartford. Come home safely!

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