Cape Verde

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4610-Edit

In April my wife and I went to Cape Verde for a  week long relaxing holiday with a couple of friends. We stayed on Boa Vista, a volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly desert but with some amazing beaches as well and some spectacular sunsets.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4295

We’ve all had a very busy time recently, both in and out of work, and my wife and I are in the process of buying a house so it was lovely to be able to relax, eat, drink and let off a little steam.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4307

We visited a ‘local’ bar on the beach, which had very expensive European prices and was run by Europeans.. however it was a good night and the fire-eating was fun to watch in the pitch black.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4344

The highlight of the trip has to have been when we took quad bikes out to the wreck of the Santa Maria

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4435

This cargo ship was wrecked on the island in the 1960’s – supposedly when the Captain was drunk. Debris from the wreck still litters the beach.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4452-Edit2

The whale watching was not so successful. Although the area is a humpback breeding ground and it was in the middle of breeding seasons we didn’t see any whales when we were out on the water. Other groups on other days were more successful.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4461

We were unable to swim in the sea the entire week. The red flag was flying because of choppy conditions, but it did give us some spectacular waves to watch.

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4633

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4636

Did I mention the spectacular sunsets?

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4817

The local beer was surprisingly good too – all in all it was well worth the trip!

DCWM_EOS 5D Mark II_100_4830





Leave a Reply