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Our whale watching tour started and ended in the Sal Rei harbour. It has quite shallow waters as you can judge by the green water colour. As mentioned before, bigger boats were not able to get closer to the harbour so we were taken to the larger boat by the small boats, about 10 people each time. Answering somebody’s previous question: for the smaller boats we were getting the life jackets but they were taken away from us on the larger boat. I am not sure whether it means that the bigger boats are safer (keep in mind Titanic) or maybe it means that if you are lost at sea, the life jacket won’t help you anyway.

I am still not sure whether the ferries which run between the Cape Verde islands have a different terminal which allows them to go closer to the harbour or you need to be transported via the small boats as well.

“Perola” translates from Portuguese as “pearl”, hence the title of this photo. I recently watched with my daughter the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” with the “Black Pearl” being the most important ship in the movie. I suppose it is just a coincidence, although pirates were quite often attacking the Cape Verde islands in the past. We did the whale watching trip on another boat, called “Gelidonya 1” (not in this photo).

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