Mainland to Ibiza and Mallorca
Tue 28 Jul 2009 14:46
Hello Family & Friends,
Position: Port Andraixt - Mallorca
We have done very well and are now in Mallorca in a very attractive port - a bit like dartmouth with sun and without any charge for anchoring!
A couple of days ago we were cruising along slowly and Grahan caught another fish. Not huge but this time it did not get away and I do have a photo of it.... But... I cannot show you it because the fisherman was displaying rather more than just his fish!! Unwittingly I have the wrong angle on the angler if you see what I mean! Still - enough of his white bits (and his tackle) the fish was BBQ'd and was a delicious starter.
Ibiza was a pretty island despite its rather bad press. We found a lovely cala called Port Roig which had loads of boats anchored in it because it was protected from the northeast winds which were set to blow. It was stunning scenery and only fisherman huts along the edges and a few houses on the cliffs. The anchorage is a free for all and a bit of a zoo! You just find a spot and go for it. During the night a few more boats came in and a frenchman got very excited and blew his foghorn at us to say we were too close. Graham was very polite but another frenchman stood on the front of his boat giving the old frenchman a really good talking to! It seemed to involve a lecture on giving France a bad name etc.
There was another cala with a beach and we went ashore in the tender and I walked 100 yards and did the shopping then got back in the tender - simples. We had a windy crossing with squalls & RAIN! briefly. but arrived in Port Andraixt in sunshine. We have been ashore twice and swum and BBQ'd - you get the picture!