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The long journey home…

We sat in the airport on Maio amongst the throng of loud, cheerful Cape Verdeans. They seemed to be laden with various items, puppies, chickens, melons, an assortment of fruit and vegetables and weird and wonderful packages wrapped in brown paper that we couldn’t even guess the contents of. We saw Ali and his family, […]

Going home :-(

Well. We walked into town and booked our tickets for the plane back to Praia tomorrow. So, thats it, our last day here. We spent some time late morning and afternoon surveying the rocky (airport) side of the salinas.No new birds but the list ran to: Kestrel, KP, Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, […]

Building works

We woke up to find that Ian’s sandals had been stolen during the night. A rather worrying event as the apartment wasn’t locked overnight, only the flyscreen was across. We were in the habit of locking our room when in bed and as usual our own valuables scope, bins, cameras) were in there with us. […]

Decisions to be made

The electricity was off again this morning and a new problem had appeared – no water. Ali came to investigate and found the tank outside to be empty. He ordered some more to be delivered. We spent the morning working at the salinas. Andre was due to fly back to Praia this morning and we […]

Off-road driving

Still having problems with electricity – keeps tripping out. Ali has asked us to use as few appliances as possible so at the moment only the fridge is on. Short trip into town for supplies. In the afternoon Tamas needed to talk to Andre about the various projects here on Maio so Aracelli, Ian and […]