Verde is the french word for green – Cape Verde means green promontory in the sea.
As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes
A former portuguese colony, now its own island nation in the Atlantic.
Yes, more islands than island – an archipelago west of North Africa.
There are ten main ones plus eight smaller ones and then the tiny ones.
The island Boa Vista (portuguese for Good View) is a flat desert island
in the Barlavento archipelago in Cape Verde, and is also the easternmost.
The island’s economy was originally based on agriculture,
but desertification made salt extraction more important.
Today, the cultivation of date palms and tourism are the main livelihoods.
The island’s area is 620 km², which makes it Cape Verde’s third largest island,
after the two islands Santo Antão and Santiago.
The island is 455 km west of the African mainland.
Sounds a helpful island for date production. Photos are good too ! Thanks 🙂
Indeed perfect for it – glad you enjoyed these views. 🙂
Interesting. Verde is also the Spanish word for green. 🤔
Correct – vino verde really fit fish. 😀
The dunes look fun, Drake. Thanks for sharing. Pleasantly warm at this time of year?
About in the middle of the 20s celsius – so guess some of the locals still have their long-legged underwears on. 😀
“Verde” means green in Portuguese, not in French (“vert”) 😉
Have a nice day !
You are absolutely right, a non-thinking cod even like “acclimated french from the Nordics as me – where the nordic countries seem to have fairly common pronunciations but different spellings. 😀
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