Set sail with the Saharan trade winds and rock and roll across stormy Atlantic seas for days. Then, just before you're halfway to Brazil, an island rises into view. You have reached Cape Verde, an arrow-shaped archipelago that is the region’s most Westernised country, where the people are richer and better educated than almost anywhere on the continent... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cape-verde#ixzz3RRZ4XPJV
Satellite image of Hurricane Floyd. It was a very powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the east coast of the United States. It was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season.