Conquering the big one

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Helge “Santosueco” climbing towards the top of Monte Gordo. To the right in the image you see Faja in the distance, the garden village of Sao Nicolau.

June 17. Cape Verde.

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Ribeira Funda

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Helge admiring the spectacular view over Ribeira Funda at the northern tip of Sao Nicolau.

June 11. Cape Verde

Covoada

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You have to make quite an effort to get to this village in Sao Nicolau. We entered Covoada from the Canyon to the right, starting at Ribeira Funda by the sea. It took a couple of hours of steep climbing to reach our goal.

See previous post for more about Covoada: https://hakanronnblad.com/2014/08/06/the-highway-to-covoada/

Sao Nicolau/Cape Verde June 11.

The highway to Covoada

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One of the most isolated villages in Sao Nicolau, some seven kilometers northwest of Ribeira Brava.

After climbing the trail visible on this image you have to descend more or less the same distance on the other side to reach Covoada.

Many villagers walks the distance every day, with or without donkey !!  Cape Verde, June 17.

Trailing Cape Verde

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At the northern coastline of Sao Nicolau following the path towards Ribeira Funda.

June 16.