While we were in the Cape Verde Islands, we took one day off to take ferry from Mindolo, where Van Kedisi was anchored, to Porto Nuvo on the island of San Antao. We spent the day exploring the island, including a two-hour hike down the mountains. While sea level was dry with little vegetation, the upper elevations had farms, trees, and extensive growth. We got to explore all these contrasts during our day on the island.
For a photo set of San Antao, check out our Flickr set Exploring Santo Antao.
We also recorded a 2:30 video of the walk down the mountains. About midway in the video we are paid a visit by a local and his friend. You’ll have to watch the video to see the surprise.