There is no friend as loyal as a book. — Ernest HemingwayLa Gomera Island is a small and very steep island. On the first day that we arrived here, I wanted to stay here as long as I can. Nature is all around and children play at the park in the evenings. Grandfathers are seating on the bench with friends talking, playing cards, or just watching waves on the beach. People do their own things peacefully. Many tourists from the cruise ships visit for a day. Some long-term tourists seem engaged in their own spiritual activities. The weather is heavenly. Waking up each morning, I feel silky air: nice fresh cool and soft. No bugs bite me. No need to use an A/C or a heater. I didn’t know how, but great weather temperature naturally brings me extra happiness. Our next sailing is to the Cabo Verde Islands, west of Africa. It is about 800 miles away from here (5 to 6 days sailing). Not wanting to motor, we decided to stay here until we have good wind to sail. A one week stay has turned to two weeks and now more extra days. Not having the immigration office on this island, we already have our check-out stamp on the passport (about two weeks ago) as it is required for the authorities in Cabo Verde. Being here longer, we spoke to the marina office. It seems we are okay. They will write a letter (Delay by Weather Condition) for us. Not chasing one island after another and staying here longer, we have been relaxing and doing some boat work also. John becomes happy when things are done. While working non-thinking boat chores, I listen to Audio Books. When I get tired of listening to them, I read an ebook. I usually read one nonfiction and one fiction. Currently, I am listening to “Principles” by Ray Dalio and reading “Camino Island” by John Grisham. I also downloaded about 10 books from the Broward County Library for sailing to Cabo Verde.
Send us fair wind and following seas! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!