We could not see Cape Verde from where we started the morning given the mist and the Sahara dust floating in the air. But the amount of wildlife around the ship spoke of the nearby seabird colonies known to this group of islands, many of them endemic to Macaronesia. After lunch, we departed in different directions, some to have a look at the historical sites, the town, and its market and others to try finding some of the endemic birds that live here. All came back amazed by the color of the town and the beautiful people who inhabit this remote archipelago.