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I have promised a closer view of the Cabo Santa Maria shipwreck, which since 1968 is stranded on the northern shore of the island of Boa Vista. This particular picture and the absence of people nearby made me think of the book by Daniel Defoe titled Robinson Crusoe, which I read as a child. You can batter appreciate the remoteness of the location by looking at my previous photo:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo1603548.htm
which shows the larger fragment of the coast with a tiny dot of the shipwreck in it.
In fact it was not as desolated because our quad tour consisted of two families three people each and a guide. We have also spotted a group of people enjoying the beach nearby.
Somebody asked the question whether the ocean is calm enough to enjoy a swim in it. To be honest, the beaches around the island resemble visually Caribbean beaches with turquoise waters, however it is true that most fragments of the coast have strong winds. In fact, I heard there were some windsurfing world competitions happening here occasionally which means it is a place with winds all year round. There are however beaches which are more sheltered from the waves where you can swim. I think Boa Vista is perfect for the following reasons (of course you can mix and match them):
1. If you look for relaxing holidays in a sunny destination.
2. If you are into all sorts of surfing.
3. If you would like to see whales (only in the season).
4. If you would like to see sea turtles (only in the season).
5. If you like desert landscapes.
6. If you want a subtle but not overwhelming experience of African culture (no stress).
7. If you want to stay in a good quality resort.

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