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Land Ho

Nov 12, 2010


Location: Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands
Author: Casey Debenham
Land ho. The lights of Sao Vicente greeted us as we awoke for the 6am watch. It has been five days of passage life since we last spotted land. Though I am glad to see Cape Verde, and I am ready to explore a remote place of the earth, there is something about life at sea which I will miss. The rhythm, of the watches, the people and the boat, is an experience unto itself. The vastness of the ocean can be mind numbing. There were several days where it was just us and ocean, it was a peaceful feeling. Yet all the same I was happy and exited to watch the sun rise as the jagged landscape of the Cape Verde Islands came into view. I have a feeling it will be a wonderful place for Argo to have a few days of well needed rest before we head across an ocean. -Casey Jones