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The mirage of Sal is great for optical illusions! 2nd to last stop of the tour we went to the flat planes of North Sal where the sand is so hot it creates a mirage of a huge lake! 
#funnyphotos #opticalillusion #holidayphotos #mirage #salcapeverde
Our next stop (after a light lunch) was the Salt lakes! Copper coloured in some lights a natural Algee turns red in salt water!

Just like the dead Sea your body is held in the water and makes you feel weightless! 
#salcapeverde #capeverde #holiday #saltlake #deadsea
Our next stop (after a light lunch) was the Salt lakes! Copper coloured in some lights a natural Algee turns red in salt water! Just like the dead Sea your body is held in the water and makes you feel weightless! #salcapeverde  #capeverde  #holiday  #saltlake  #deadsea 
Welcome to the blue eye of Sal!
Welcome to the blue eye of Sal!
Our next stop was at the blue eye at the north of the island, the brighter the sun the bluer the water (next photo)

I just loved this photo, rare for me! And wanted to share it with you all.

Sometimes we need to just... escape.
Our next stop was at the blue eye at the north of the island, the brighter the sun the bluer the water (next photo) I just loved this photo, rare for me! And wanted to share it with you all. Sometimes we need to just... escape.
Next stop on our tour was a small harbour (apparently the biggest one they have!) The locals all have murals on their homes and brightly decorated buildings. Stunning!

#salcapeverde #capeverde
Next stop on our tour was a small harbour (apparently the biggest one they have!) The locals all have murals on their homes and brightly decorated buildings. Stunning! #salcapeverde  #capeverde 
Day 5 was our first official excursion "Postcards of Sal" where we toured Sal for the day.

First stop was the amazingly beautiful Murdera, a once privately owned beach for tourists with gorgeous holiday homes and naturally calm waters.  It's now owned predominately by islanders who use the bay as a community area looked over by the lion on the mountains (thought of as protection to those waters) 
#holidayphotos #islandtour #salcapeverde #capeverde #beachholiday #beautifulbeaches
Day 5 was our first official excursion "Postcards of Sal" where we toured Sal for the day. First stop was the amazingly beautiful Murdera, a once privately owned beach for tourists with gorgeous holiday homes and naturally calm waters. It's now owned predominately by islanders who use the bay as a community area looked over by the lion on the mountains (thought of as protection to those waters) #holidayphotos  #islandtour  #salcapeverde  #capeverde  #beachholiday  #beautifulbeaches 
A beautiful end to a beautiful day on day 4.

We strolled along the beach from our hotel towards Santa Maria at sunset. We managed only 1k before the sun disappeared (then we quickly hurried back to safety!) Enjoying a lovely meal at the Italian restaurant on site. Salad with balsamic vinegar and basil, Caramelised onion pizza and a big slice of cake ♡

#sunset #sunsetwalk #beachwalk #eveningwalk #coastalwalk #capeverde #salcapeverde
A beautiful end to a beautiful day on day 4. We strolled along the beach from our hotel towards Santa Maria at sunset. We managed only 1k before the sun disappeared (then we quickly hurried back to safety!) Enjoying a lovely meal at the Italian restaurant on site. Salad with balsamic vinegar and basil, Caramelised onion pizza and a big slice of cake ♡ #sunset  #sunsetwalk  #beachwalk  #eveningwalk  #coastalwalk  #capeverde  #salcapeverde 
Beachy Vibes ♡
Beachy Vibes ♡
Day 5 (Sunday) We popped down to the beach at the bottom of our hotel. It's less than 30 seconds away and surrounded by a manmade cove, which makes it ideal for the stormy waters around Sal. We tried our hand at snorkeling again, Like we did on day 2 but this time we went to both sides of the bay and there's a huge difference in fish. 
It's shocking how such small changes in location (even a few feet) can mean a vast difference in fish! 
#beachday #onthebeach #snorkeling #freediving #wildlife #capeverde #holidayphotos  #salcapeverde
Day 5 (Sunday) We popped down to the beach at the bottom of our hotel. It's less than 30 seconds away and surrounded by a manmade cove, which makes it ideal for the stormy waters around Sal. We tried our hand at snorkeling again, Like we did on day 2 but this time we went to both sides of the bay and there's a huge difference in fish. It's shocking how such small changes in location (even a few feet) can mean a vast difference in fish! #beachday  #onthebeach  #snorkeling  #freediving  #wildlife  #capeverde  #holidayphotos  #salcapeverde 
Day 3 (Friday) We had our lazy day by the pool eating our pizza and ending up in the Culinarium for our weekly meal. We had starters appetisers and mushroom risotto with a banoffie pie style dessert. 
Workout for the day; Aquafit with Seb (a very enthusiastic instuctor who had us act out the lion king instead of workout but it was hillarious!) I signed up for a class and noone turned up the instructor did a 1-1 leg training session with me; 30kg squats 20, lunge 20 in sets of 3.3. Then we did some leg lifts and glute work. Took me 4 days to walk properly after it so days 5-7 have been fairly sedentry, I've never worked my legs so much in my life! 
#workoutroutine #dinnertime #holidayphotos #capeverde
Day 3 (Friday) We had our lazy day by the pool eating our pizza and ending up in the Culinarium for our weekly meal. We had starters appetisers and mushroom risotto with a banoffie pie style dessert. Workout for the day; Aquafit with Seb (a very enthusiastic instuctor who had us act out the lion king instead of workout but it was hillarious!) I signed up for a class and noone turned up the instructor did a 1-1 leg training session with me; 30kg squats 20, lunge 20 in sets of 3.3. Then we did some leg lifts and glute work. Took me 4 days to walk properly after it so days 5-7 have been fairly sedentry, I've never worked my legs so much in my life! #workoutroutine  #dinnertime  #holidayphotos  #capeverde 
AND they do custimised pizza to your sunlounger at lunch time!! I don't want it to sound like it's the highlight of my holiday but... it's not far off!

#beachfood #poolside #holiday #pizzagate #pizzainbed
Good Morning from Sunny Sunny Sal.

Day 3 we found these available 'pods' by the pool and haven't looked back since. I've been doing aqua aerobics in the pool at 11am and then lounging around until 4pm to join in with a class; Spin/Barbell/bums and tums and each class the 50 year old women show me up!

These people have so much vibrancy it puts me to shame! (I just got WiFi on day 8 so prepare for a flood of images in the next 48 hours)
Good Morning from Sunny Sunny Sal. Day 3 we found these available 'pods' by the pool and haven't looked back since. I've been doing aqua aerobics in the pool at 11am and then lounging around until 4pm to join in with a class; Spin/Barbell/bums and tums and each class the 50 year old women show me up! These people have so much vibrancy it puts me to shame! (I just got WiFi on day 8 so prepare for a flood of images in the next 48 hours)
Ending the day with a lovely lounge by the pool & pool bar. 
Today we discovered; The water is still cold but water heats up near the shoreline, there's beautiful little fish near the coves but snorkeling isn't beneficial unless you get a proper boat out to the sea & the vegan tacos are AMAZING. 
#vegantravel #veganfood #holiday #septembersun #holidayphotos #poolside #sunshine #capeverde #tourism #salcapeverde
Good Morning from Sunny Sunny Sal. 
We enjoyed an amazing night of live music and a lot ( a lot-a lot ) of free flowing and very alcoholic drinks. The staff here are absolutely amazing! 
#capeverde #goodmorning #sunshine #holiday#travel #travelblog #september
We landed safely in Sal - Cape Verde . 2.10pm - 8.30pm (6.30 Local Time Time)

Can't wait to get the rest of this holiday underway. 
The blast of warm air from the island was so soothing after such a long flight but im so happy to be here ready to enjoy all that Cape Verde has to offer! 
#travel #capeverde #sal #holiday #travelblog
We landed safely in Sal - Cape Verde . 2.10pm - 8.30pm (6.30 Local Time Time) Can't wait to get the rest of this holiday underway. The blast of warm air from the island was so soothing after such a long flight but im so happy to be here ready to enjoy all that Cape Verde has to offer! #travel  #capeverde  #sal  #holiday  #travelblog 
On tonight's menu ~ Indian Style Coconut curry with;Chickpeas, lentils. Basmati rice and broccoli.

15 minute prep time and 20 minutes cooking.

Even with full far coconut milk this meal comes in at 400 calories a portion 🌱 I don't think I've enjoyed a home-cooked meal this much months and months. It was gentle in heat and fill of flavour! 
#veganfood #vegandinner #indianfood #vegancurry #colourfulfood #healthyswaps #healthyliving #govegan
On tonight's menu ~ Indian Style Coconut curry with;Chickpeas, lentils. Basmati rice and broccoli. 15 minute prep time and 20 minutes cooking. Even with full far coconut milk this meal comes in at 400 calories a portion 🌱 I don't think I've enjoyed a home-cooked meal this much months and months. It was gentle in heat and fill of flavour! #veganfood  #vegandinner  #indianfood  #vegancurry  #colourfulfood  #healthyswaps  #healthyliving  #govegan 
Treated my big sister to a Vegan Chilli at the slug and lettuce in Sutton topped off with a sharing plate of churros and a long island iced tea 🍹 ~ White bean and Quinoa chilli with kidney beans guacamole and 'cream cheese'

It's really important to make time for friends and family - Check in with them, ask how they're doing and spend time with them. It's never been more apparent to me how isolated we can be until recently connecting with old friends. 
I want to hold on to my relationships I've worked hard at over he years and let people know that I'm in it for the long run (it's a bit easier for sister's!) ♡  @sluglettuce in #Suttoncoldfield #familytime #veganfood #sistersquad #familytime #girltalk #liquidlunch #veganlunch
Treated my big sister to a Vegan Chilli at the slug and lettuce in Sutton topped off with a sharing plate of churros and a long island iced tea 🍹 ~ White bean and Quinoa chilli with kidney beans guacamole and 'cream cheese' It's really important to make time for friends and family - Check in with them, ask how they're doing and spend time with them. It's never been more apparent to me how isolated we can be until recently connecting with old friends. I want to hold on to my relationships I've worked hard at over he years and let people know that I'm in it for the long run (it's a bit easier for sister's!) ♡ @sluglettuce in #Suttoncoldfield  #familytime  #veganfood  #sistersquad  #familytime  #girltalk  #liquidlunch  #veganlunch 
Wolf Run completed in JUST over 2 hours last week and this morning @staceyhorner85 was lovely enough to join (and motivate me) on a 5k. 
I'm so happy to be back doing active events 💪. Whilst it's not easy to fall out of shape and spring back - Not trying is like wasting that effort you put In in the first place. 
So I'm officially a Park Run member and will be running in Sutton Park every Saturday from now on 🙌 
#parkrun #5ktraining #wolfrun #autumnwolf #mudrun
Wolf Run completed in JUST over 2 hours last week and this morning @staceyhorner85 was lovely enough to join (and motivate me) on a 5k. I'm so happy to be back doing active events 💪. Whilst it's not easy to fall out of shape and spring back - Not trying is like wasting that effort you put In in the first place. So I'm officially a Park Run member and will be running in Sutton Park every Saturday from now on 🙌 #parkrun  #5ktraining  #wolfrun  #autumnwolf  #mudrun