Michael had been
complaining about a pain in his left foot whilst we were in Porto Colom,
but at that time believed he had bashed his little toe, or something similar.
Anyway, a few days later when we
reached Cala Es Calo, his foot was looking rather red and angry. However, after placing an ice pack on
it, the swelling and pain seemed to ease.
No real change the following morning, so we decided to head towards
Alcudia, but as we were nearing the anchorage, the weather started to
deteriorate, with thunder and lightening nearby, so we aborted going this trip
and headed for Porto Pollensa instead.
The storm did eventually pass over us, as we motored around into Pollensa
bay and we had a stop over for lunch in Cala Formentor, renowned for it’s clear
blue seas and exclusivity.
Cala Formentor, renowned for it's clear blue seas and 'super
we headed further into Pollensa bay, which is quite shallow, but found a very
good anchorage about 200 metres from the port.
Michael’s foot was not looking any better, so no sooner had we landed ashore in
the dinghy, when we came across a private Medical Centre. Although we would have to pay for a
private consultation, Michael’s foot by this time, was becoming painful and more
inflamed, so there was no question that he needed to be seen. Good job too, as the doctor advised the
swelling was due to a bacterial infection and he needed to take a course of
strong antibiotics + painkillers + anti-histamines. The doctor also advised Michael to rest
his foot for at least 2 days, so that meant we weren’t going anywhere!
The offending swollen 'left' foot
Michael spending the next couple of days resting, reading books and being waited
upon, there was a significant improvement in the appearance of his foot. A further examination by the doctor,
confirmed that the infection was getting better, although it did take a good
week for it to get back to looking totally normal! Polensa Bay is also
home to one of the Sea Planes, which are generally used to 'dowse'
shrub and forest fires. We were on
Nimue when it was called to duty and below are a few pictures of it's taking off
Alan and Ann on Sula Mac were also in Pollensa at this time, as they
were meeting up with their friends (Roz, Dave and Shona), who had booked a
week’s holiday in an apartment overlooking the port. We were invited to join them on several
occasions for meals and I was in ‘seventh heaven’ when I was told I could use
the washing machine in their apartment!
Views taken of Polensa Bay from Sula Mac's friends'
All out for dinner !!
item – washing machine. Although
some boats have washing machines on board, they do take a lot of space and water
and some consider them a luxury.
Nimue does not have one, so, when at anchor, hand-washing suffices for
most occasions. I’ve even got a
mangle to wring out articles of clothing, so I consider myself quite
fortunate. However, the opportunity
of a washing machine brought a smile to my face and I was off like a
nearly a week in Pollensa, it was time for Sula Mac and Nimue to say “adios” to
Majorca and “ola” to Menorca.
Pretty Pollensa Bay taken from the