Our time in Cape Verde has come to an end. We cleared out with immigration, left Mindelo, and sailed to Brava for a short visit before the Brazil passage. Brava is hard to bypass. It is a quiet Island with friendly residents. Farms dot the mountainsides on steep terraces.
We walked some of the footpaths and were accompanied by one of the local dogs. She hiked with us for 6 hours. Debbie named her Stevie.
Now we are all set for departure. The dinghy is lashed to the deck, the water tank is full, and the sail covers are removed. This picturesque anchorage is lovely and has made us hesitant to weigh anchor. But a swell has developed, making Dawn Treader roll uncomfortably. It seems a good time to get going and we think we are leaving in the morning. Brazil here we come!