Photographer's Note

1460 Antonio and Bartolomeo da Noli, Genovese navigators in the service of Portugal, claim the Cape Verde Islands.
The Islands were officially described as "uninhabited". However, given the prevailing winds and ocean currents in the region the islands may well have been visited by Moors or Wolof, Serer, or perhaps Lebu fishermen from the Guine Coast.
Folklore suggests that the islands may have been visited by Arabs or Phoenicians centuries before the arrival of the Europeans.
The Portuguese explorer Jaime Cortesao reported a story that Arabs were known to have visited an island which they referred to as "Aulil" or "Ulil" where they took salt from naturally occurring salinas.
Some believe they may have been referring to Ilha do Sal. Whatever the case may have been there was no population sufficiently well established to resist complete penetration by the Portuguese.
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A seaside view from Ilha do Sal. Hope you like it

ImageDescription -
Make - SONY
Model - DSC-W100
ExposureTime - 1/1000 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ExposureProgram - Creative program
ISOSpeedRatings - 125
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:06:13 12:02:02
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Daylight
FocalLength - 7.90 mm

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