Very close to Pedra Luma and the salt workings there is a small harbour. There are some local fishermen there, working hard…
This fellow sitting working in his boat on the water, saw us, waved, motioned us over, mimed taking a photo and grinned, so he was pleased to have his photo taken.
The arrival of our small tour party of six, trippled the number of people in the harbour, it’s rather lonely out here in this tiny almost deserted settlement.
As you can see from some of the photos I have taken in the posts so far, Sal has no lush fields, vegetable plots or gardens. Fruit and vegetables are all bought here from other, more furtile islands in Cape Verde.
What they do have here is Fish. You’d better be a fish eater here or you will find yourself going rather hungry. Every menu we come accross offers a small amount of salad, fish, fish, sea food and fish.
Luckily we love fish. (That said, I might have to get used to the idea of having it constantly, almost 365 days of the year if I actually lived here).Thus fishing here is livelyhood and survival, it’s the Cape Verde
daily bread … well daily fish.
Following the Portuguese tradition, the fishing boats are brightly painted, and are beautiful to watch bobbing around in the clear turquoise water of the harbour. We do a bit of boat spotting and watch the gent in blue busy cleaning his catch.