Having paid the extortionate bill in Santa Eulalia we set
off bright and early for Mallorca.
Very early but not so bright!
Just leaving the marina
As the pictures show there was not much wind so we had to
motor. We plodded up the coast and finally by mid afternoon we were able to
sail. In the meantime however, to our great excitement we spotted a
whale. Well there were three to be exact but only one was on
display. We first spotted a spray of water and then a large grey
mound. Sadly, just as we thought about getting the camera out it lifted
its giant tail out of the water and disappeared. It was very exciting for us as
we had never seen a whale before!
Finally after a long 9 hour sail we arrived off the coast of
Mallorca. In view of the lack of space in marinas and the
cost we went around to Santa Ponsa. It is a large but sheltered anchorage
west of Palma.
It was rather busy when we arrived but we managed to find a
slot and tucked ourselves up just before 6 in the evening.
These are two of the better
views of Santa Ponsa which is actually quite touristy but not as built up
as some other parts of the island. We managed to find somewhere to have a
reasonable lunch and a decent supermarket to top up the wine…
Distance run 52.91nM Cumulative total