Thu 10 Sep 2009 12:39
Position 039:47.57 N 002:41.57 E
Hello Friends and Family,
Its all Andrew's fault!! We were having coffee in Mahon with Andrew & Josie and using the internet services and Andrew suggested I could go on face book as easy as anything right there while having my coffee! So I did and since then we have had about 19 e-mails telling us who wants to be a "friend".... you can imagine Graham when we got to the next internet cafe'...! Oops. I wasn't very popular..(bet he's just jealous) !! A quick call to Susie has sorted out that I can block the e-mail alerts and just do the face book bit when we have time. (Which may be a week or two).
We were delighted to meet up with Josie & Andrew (Volare) as we hadn't seen them since we did Rally Portugal and we left them in Villamoura. We introduced them to Mahon, and its Gin (!) and had some lovely evenings in theirs and our cockpits.
We also bumped into Ron & Hazel (Naivasha) from Rally P. They were in a supermarket and Graham spotted Ron as we were leaving. All six of us managed to block the door in the supermarket while we caught up.
We left Andrew & Josie exploring Menorca and we left early on Monday to sail down the coast towards Menorca. We stopped one last night on Menorca in a really lovely place called Cala Son Saura which was quiet and a pine forest back drop with vivid blue water and white sand.
Next morning we left Son Saura and headed across to Mallorca where we picked up a bouy (FREE for a change) in Pollensa. A large bay but it was quite busy with motor boats, tourist boats etc. A beautiful sunset behind the mountains which are much higher than the hills on Menorca.
Next day (Wed) we headed round to Port Soller (where if you are paying attention - we have been before!) We had 25knots of levante behind us so a fast passage. (35 miles in about 5 hours).
We are on our way round to Palma to pick up Duncan & Mel so more of Mallorca to come yet.
P.S. For Doc & James.... Second best buy (after our water filter) was our bit of net curtain (£2.50 in the Coop) it keeps the mosquitos out of the boat very well. We peg it on!