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This shot continues the approaching to the fishing landing of Baía das Gatas, São Vicente Island, in the series of Cape Verde Fishermen. The previous was a view far-off; the background here is roughly the same, but more to the right of the previous and in a different day. Here you see the sands of Praia do Norte and the village above. The spit of rocks between the boat and the background sands is the site where the Hungarian military had their desalinization plant and barracks during the NATO Steadfast Jaguar 2006 exercise.
You can compare this shot with my older photo Timeless Hardship. These traditional fishing boats use a sail that is made by the fishermen using "direct-recycled" materials, mostly used sacks of grains and the like.
This is not an area of big storms, but there are sad stories when the Cape Verde fishermen get lost in the ocean with these small boats. Some were lucky to reach the shores of Brazil and return home by other means. some were rescued by modern ships. Some were never found. That's the hard life of fishermen, like all over the world.
This boat has the name Samira; you can see it nearer to the shore in next post of the series.

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