We set off at 7:40am on Friday 29th from Calpe, heading towards Ibiza and
Formentera.The wind was very light initially, but after the first few hours
increased and we had a superb sail.
It seemed to take ages to leave the Spanish coast behind, but before we
were halfway we could see both Ibiza and Formentera. We travelled the 70 miles
in just over 10 hours.
We chose to head for a very sheltered bay at the north end of Formentera,
and dropped anchor there amongst numerous other boats and super and mega-yachts.
We were anchored adjacent to Sophie Blue, which had a full complement of
uniformed crew tending to the owner’s every wish, including a crew member
swinging along the hull sides to clean the windows. To enable the owner and his
family to quickly get ashore and dine, anchored behind Sophie Blue was a Magnum
powerboat, we guess 40’ – 50’ long, and perhaps with twin 500 bhp engines. The
crew ferried the owner across to this, and it disappeared at a very fast rate to
Ibiza, returning much later.
The anchorage was very calm, and we had a super evening.
Today we took the dinghy into Formentera, and had a walk around. It has a
real holiday atmosphere.