We have visited 4 out of 10 Cape Verde islands. And now we’re preparing the boat to sail out Mindelo Bay. Next is the eastern most island called Sal. After about 7 months here, Galopin has grown quite a bit of undergrowth on its hull and it must be cleaned. He also needs a new engine battery, and the mast and rigging must also be cleaned and checked. This is where the help of friends come in play. Friends like Peixe and Koive who really clean up. And we must say “au revoir” to the live aboard folks who make up our anchorage community. We made wonderful friends in Mindelo, but it’s time to go and continue the voyage and make new friends.