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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
David Yudovin, Swimming Between Wild And Fire in Africa
The name of the country stems from the nearby Cap Vert, on the Senegalese coast, which in its turn was originally named "Cabo Verde" when it was sighted by Portuguese explorers in 1444, a few years before the islands were discovered.
The previously uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, and they are now becoming discovered by more and more open water swimmers. David Yudovin is one of those individuals.
The Ilhas de Barlavento (windward islands) include Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, and Boa Vista. The Ilhas de Sotavento (leeward islands) include Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. Yudovin swam from Fogo Island to Brava Island on July 8th. A distance of 12.5 nautical miles, it took Yudovin 6 hours 38 minutes.
Fogo (Portuguese for fire) is an active volcano while Brava (Portuguese for wild) has a number of earthquakes that indicate the potential for future eruptions.
This video by Zaahi Productions tells his story visually:
Cape Verde Final from Zaahi Productions on Vimeo.
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