2014 - Cape Verde, Senegal & The Gambia.

18/01—09/02/2014
Our cruise on M/V Braemar from Tenerife to West Africa in January 2014.
SPA51627 M/V Braemar in Tenerife, at the start of the cruise.
M/V Braemar in Tenerife, at the start of the cruise.
mindelo_main_street The main street in Mindelo, St. Vincent, Cape Verde. Mindelo is the capital of the island of St. Vincent, Cape Verde
The main street in Mindelo, St. Vincent, Cape Verde. Mindelo is the capital of the island of St. Vincent, Cape Verde
monument_mindelo Eagle monument, Mindelo. This was to commemorate the first Lisbon to Rio crossing in 1922 by the Portuguese aviators Cabral and Coutinho.
Eagle monument, Mindelo. This was to commemorate the first Lisbon to Rio crossing in 1922 by the Portuguese aviators Cabral and Coutinho.
mindelo The charming and understated town of Mindelo.
The charming and understated town of Mindelo.
braemar_mindelo M/V Braemar docked in Mindelo.
M/V Braemar docked in Mindelo.
SPA51635 M/S Black Watch docked in Mindelo. This photo was taken from the deck of the Braemar, which was moored up opposite.
M/S Black Watch docked in Mindelo. This photo was taken from the deck of the Braemar, which was moored up opposite.
SPA51638 Braemar and Black Watch together in Mindelo.
Braemar and Black Watch together in Mindelo.
boats_in_mindelo Colourful boats in Mindelo harbour. Not surprisingly, the town depends on its fishing trade.
Colourful boats in Mindelo harbour. Not surprisingly, the town depends on its fishing trade.
mindelo (2) Mindelo, St. Vincent, Cape Verde. As yet unspoilt by tourism and commercialism on a grand scale.
Mindelo, St. Vincent, Cape Verde. As yet unspoilt by tourism and commercialism on a grand scale.
mindelo_braemar2 Mindelo harbour, with the Braemar in the background.
Mindelo harbour, with the Braemar in the background.
mindelo_with_braemar Mindelo harbour, with the Braemar in the background.
Mindelo harbour, with the Braemar in the background.
SPA51646 Waiting for the President to arrive. Outside the Town Hall in Mindelo, the crowds gathered for the arrival of the Jorge Carlos Fonseca, the Cape Verde...
Waiting for the President to arrive. Outside the Town Hall in Mindelo, the crowds gathered for the arrival of the Jorge Carlos Fonseca, the Cape Verde…
colourful_veg Colourful fruit and vegetable market in Mindelo.
Colourful fruit and vegetable market in Mindelo.
veg_market_mindelo Colourful fruit and vegetable market in Mindelo.
Colourful fruit and vegetable market in Mindelo.
SPA51647 Mindelo Harbour, taken from up Mont Verde.
Mindelo Harbour, taken from up Mont Verde.
green_valley Valleys and mountains in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.
Valleys and mountains in Santiago Island, Cape Verde.
praia_football Kids playing football in Praia, Santiago Island. Praia is the capital of the republic of Cape Verde.
Kids playing football in Praia, Santiago Island. Praia is the capital of the republic of Cape Verde.
local_entertainment_praia Entertained by the locals at Santiago island. We stopped for a buffet of local dishes in a pleasant open-air bar by the beach.
Entertained by the locals at Santiago island. We stopped for a buffet of local dishes in a pleasant open-air bar by the beach.
beach_santiago Beach and fishing boats in Santiago island.
Beach and fishing boats in Santiago island.
rugged_coastline Rugged Cape Verde coastline.
Rugged Cape Verde coastline.