Today we met the Pourquoi Pas?. We enjoyed our first lunch onboard, and afterwards the crew went to explore the city. In fear of succumbing to the seasickness and never knowing internet and interaction with the rest of the world again, a few of the guys went to a smoky, weird internet-café-bar for WIFI and beer. It turned out to be the place to be, because not long after most of the crew had found their way to the same place independently. Some of us were also taking responsibility getting tweezers and hammer for the geologists, who tend to be useless without one.
Celebrating that tweezers were aquired and that the mission therefore was saved, we met for dinner at 18:00 a local tapas pizzeria that did not serve any tapas nor pizza. However, they had good beer and nice fish dishes. We had a splendid time, partly because of the generosity of one of the French PhD students, who paid for our meals with the 200000000 escudos she got when emptying the possibly only ATM in town.
After dinner most of the guys went back to the boat to replenish their energy for departure in the morning. Some of us went out to face the local rugby players again, but they did not show up for the match. Instead we spent the evening in the Café Mindelo, with kiwi smoothies and very talented local musicians. On the way back we enjoyed the company of a group of nice and drunk Ukrainian sailors that were doing boat bar hopping. Despite their enthusiasm for the ROV, they were not allowed onboard the Pourquoi Pas? to see it, and probably went home in grave misery.