Gustavo, Maira and I are sitting at a floating bar here in the Marina in São Vicente, Cabo Verde. There is a pronounced swell here in the harbor so the whole bar is steadily swaying back in forth, so much so that keeping eye on your drink is a good idea. There is decent wifi though, and we are surrounded by fellow sailors speaking a wide variety of languages along with a smattering of backpackers. So why are we here you ask? I mean, aren't you supposed to be crossing the Atlantic right now? So you've decided to swing in for beer? Well, to the first question, the GRIB wind forecasts were showing a pronounced drop off in the trade winds, so pronounced in fact that had we continued we would most likely be motoring most of the way to Antigua, and that dear reader simply will not do for the crew of Feelin' Good! We are real sailors, we are sea travelers, and oh yeah, some more beer on board is always welcome.
So here we are, a few days before Christmas and I'm sitting in a sloshing, swaying, floating bar here in Cabo Verde- never a dull moment right?? Well the truly unfortunate bit is that we will be losing our friend, our fellow sailor, our beloved Swiss representative Gustavo, who sadly has run out of vacation days and is flying home tomorrow. So we must continue on without yet another man, but in another day or so the winds should return and we can depart once more. Art will have arrived in Antigua by now, and we will too, eventually!! Cheers and Happy Holidays from the crew of Feelin' Good!!!