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Ca Canny - Day 7- Land Ho!

*First i have to clarify that the last post was for day 6 not day 5, as you can guess the days are blending together already*

Today we woke up and could see the Cape Verde Islands. The islands we saw were dramatic and mountainous, an amazing sight in contrast to the constant sea we have been surrounded by for the past 6 days.

Just as we were all admiring this view Charlie noticed something, the spinnaker had begun to unwrap. What we had been wishing for for days was finally happening, just as we were arriving at the place we had gone to fix it. We started to think that we would just turn around, but once we finally got it down we realized that we had further problems to fix, so we continued on to the marina at Cape Verde.

Once we were safely in the marina Alan was able to go up the mast safely and fix the problems he discovered. By the point we had finished our repairs it was getting dark, and with all the obstructions leaving the marina (such as a half-sunken shipwreck!) we decided to stay over and leave at first light. This ended up being a great decision as we went to a floating bar in the marina and had a lovely meal and a much needed break from the problems we have been enduring.

Although it was an unplanned and unwanted diversion, we all enjoyed our evening in Cape Verde!

- Izzy

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