Current Position: 14 40.22 N 017 23.09 W Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 805 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here
Good Morning all
Welcome to Senegal!
We are so excited to post and tell everyone we had a great trip to the city of Dakar. Took us 6days and 5nights.
I am sure Noel will be, very soon, telling you all about our trip here.
For now, just want to make it quick (and not bore you on your weekend)as I sit here having a cup of cofee and watching the very colourful fishing boats going into shore with with their catch.
It is 8am on this beautiful, warm Saturday morning. Noel is still catching up with some sleep.
I couldn’t sleep in with excitement to see this place in daylight. We dropped anchor last night at 11:40. The city lights were beautiful and we could make out some of their monuments from the sea. Clearly we could see their Monument of Renaissance. With a beautiful 3/4 full moon lighting our way, we were led to our anchorage. Dropped the anchor when we got to about 3m in depth. Had a great sleep.
I see Gore island just 2 or 3 miles from our anchorage. When passing last night, I thought of the history, the Portuguese connection, the slaves and the hard times of all.
This morning we plan (we must) get ashore right away and do this check in business.
Plan to find a WIFI connection and press the SEND button on this post.
Plan to find a place for a new SIM card and get us connected as well. Welcome to the running around in a new country!
Excited to get connected with Skype…
Excited to visit this city…