Moving through the Balearics
We stayed in the ‘marina in Mahon berthed alongside Brian & Coralie. Inga is the Halberg Rassy bow to the harbour wall.
On Sunday 5th October we left the Mahon marina and travelled down to the anchorage at the mouth of the Mahon Bay. After a quiet night we got up early and set off at 8.0am to go round the South of Menorca to Ciutadella. We motorsailed most of the way as we were too close to the wind to just sail. We went in to the new Port Authority pontoons, but as the staff finished for the day at 3.0pm there was no one to book in with. The harbour was very busy with boats squeezed in on the quayside but we had plenty of space on the pontoons.
We left at 7.30 next morning (Tuesday) to sail across to Pollensa on Mallorca. We got there at 2.0pm and contacted Susan’s cousin Pamela and her husband Bill, who were on holiday there with a neighbour, Jim. They came to the boat to see us and we later had dinner ashore with them. They then came on board the boat on Wednesday night for dinner. It was really good to meet up with family and we had a really good time as you can see in the photos. It needs 2 of Bill & I due to photographer timing issues.
On Thursday we motored round the top of Mallorca to Port Soller and anchored in a large enclosed bay. The seas were really wild for the last hour due to a wind over tide situation but the bay was very calm. Today we motored, once again, with very little wind to Andraxia on the west coast of Mallorca. We are tied up to the harbour wall and it is very sheltered here, although we understand the wash from fishing boats going out at 4.0am are likely to cause some disturbance. We plan to leave about 6.0pm tomorrow (Saturday) to sail overnight to Ibiza, this is to take advantage of the forecast SE winds which should mean we can sail most of the way.