Arrival in Santa Ponsa Majorca and the delights of Sant Elm - 4- 12 June 2009
pretty non-eventful motor sail from Ibiza in which Anne managed to polish
Nimue’s cockpit, we arrived 56nm later in Santa Ponsa,
Santa Ponsa bay was beautiful, but the town itself was not, as it was full of ‘English type’ bars and restaurants. However, we did manage to get stocked up at the local Euroski supermarket and see Jenson Button win the Turkish GP. Santa Ponsa bay is usually well protected, but the approach of a frontal system, meant that for 4 nights we had severe swell and both Nimue and Sula Mac were rolling around all over the place. We even had one night, where Anne got up, slipped, and bashed her knee cap, but that’s par for the course!
Santa Ponsa Bay
Santa Ponsa Bay
Sula Mac departed to head off East, we decided to head off West to the
View of 'The Dragon' in the Dragoneras
See below for many of the vistas seen from the anchorage and the small town
After the first night at anchor we decided it was probably more comfortable to move onto some permanent mooring buoys, which were located outside a very nice restaurant. This mooring turned out to be a very interesting viewing point as during the day most of the other moorings were taken up by the flash motor yachts coming round from the nearby Port Andraitx and then going ashore by dinghy for lunch at the restaurant. This was also the occasion where Michael saw the power boat of all power boats!! It was black and orange, so it’s name ‘Chilli Pepper’ was rather apt and when it started it’s engines they sounded like a Ferrari, Aston Martin and AC Cobra all put together. It was a shame we couldn’t tape the sound, as even I thought it was awesome!!!
Chlli Pepper moored next to Nimue Awesome....................look at dials on the dashboard!!!
Couldn't resist having a meal at the restaurant overlooking Nimue in the bay
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