Formentera ; 38.44N 001.24E
Peter and Avril Brookes
Sat 30 Jul 2011 16:43
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.