When the new year has started, we head for the Cape Verde Islands beyond the west coast of Africa. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean this paradise archipelago is in an oasis of peace. Consisting of ten small islands of which nine are inhabited, time stands still. There is no better place than Cape Verde, a place where peace and beauty go hand in hand. The temperature is pleasant with a nice wind for sailing, the people there are very friendly, and it is for good reason that we anchor here, in the beautiful bay of Mindelo to get our provisions for the next stage.