Another sunny day started with a phonecall to
Holland to try and get the generator fixed followed by an encouraging call with
Charles Whitehead in Palma, described by Rob Bell of Seraphina as "one of the
best Mastervolt experts in the Western world." He said that they would
send someone over to Port Colom to make the repair tomorrow.
Feeling more cheerful Emma and I then took a taxi
over to Palma for the rest of the day. It is an very attractive place,
particularly the old town with its impressive
cathedral, alongside the Muslim castle of Palau de l'Almudaina.
The cathedral is very interesting having been modernised by Gaudi at the
beginning of the last century. We had lunch close to the marina and after
seeing these two sights we just wandered round the streets. The plan is to
come back with the next crew on the famous train from Sollèr and spend the day
and evening in Palma and having been there this time I am quite looking
forward to it.
We arrived back early evening and after a short
rest had the most enormous dish of suckling pig at a restaurant close to the
boat before retiring.