ye of little faith – of course everything worked (apart from the rev
counter)! It was a bit fumy at first, but the exhaust gaskets soon bedded in
and the smoke cleared.
anchored in the bay in Alcudia for a couple of oil changes and to cool off. The
children (plus Carole who was staying on PAX) took PAX BACH out for a spin.
B&B in PAX BACH.
we were really sure that the engine was OK, we headed off north around
found the little anchorage at Cala de la Calobra, which is tucked away behind
some big rocks, and had a beer for Paul’s birthday.
big rocks hiding the entrance to Cala de la Calobra.
beach at Cala de la Calobra.
found a Swedish boat full of kids and together they went off and found a rock
to jump off.
off the rocks.
left Cala de la Calobra behind and motored on south, catching a tuna on the way
– thank goodness – we thought that we were losing our touch on the
up with Mike and Mandie
we had been sailing west, Mike and Mandie (TENGY) had been sailing east along
the coast of mainland Spain to meet up with us. They had never intended to come
as far east as the Balearics, but when we got stuck in Alcudia with the engine,
they came to find us. As we motored into the anchorage in Santa Ponsa we were
met by a dinghy full of friends – not only Mike and Mandie but also Geoff
and Lyn (DRY WHITE)! It was brilliant to see everyone again and to catch up on
all the news. As far as I remember, more than one bottle of cava was opened...
next evening the party continued with a BBQ on PAX (with music of course). We said
goodbye to Geoff and Lyn as they headed off to explore Mallorca and Menorca,
and then with just a tiny a hint of wind forecast, we set off for Ibiza.
We’d like to thank Imray Laurie Norie
& Wilson Ltd who are kindly sponsoring us by providing charts and pilots
for our trip www.imray.com.
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