Monday, August 6, 2012

Santo Antao

Trip to Ponta do Sol was from Mindelo on fast ferry which took 40 minutes from the Island of Sao Vicente to Island of Santo Antao.  Then after docking in Porto Novo and collecting your overnight bag, there is a guy with a sign "Sister Cummings"  waving it among the other signs for you to find the right vehicle to travel to where the Sisters apartment was in Ponta do Sol a two hour winding road near the coast line areas where the waters were lapping the shores.  I do believe you could surf on those waves if you didn't come in contact with the rocks on the shorelines.  We had nice smooth road almost all the way.  First encounter to meet--the goats & few cows crossing the road. " Get along doggies"--Following cliffs and with numerous tunnels hewn out of the rock, you will reach Vila da Pombas (Paul) in 20 minutes.  A vast ribeira home to thousands of people and their agriculture--sugarcane, breadfruit and bananas.  Getting to Ponta do Sol is at the end of the road.  A gracious town, built on a breezy peninsula. 

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