On Monday we got the dinghy wet again and went into town.
First stop was the Sunseeker office. No we’ve not just won the premium
bonds, some friends know someone that works there and asked us to call in and
say hello on their behalf.
Next we went and stocked up on a few more fresh veg. Then we
started on the serious sightseeing, by having a coffee. We walked along the
street with the 18th century houses – there wasn’t much
to see on the outside – but a quick peek through an open door showed us
that they were quite impressive inside. Unfortunately they are all privately
owned so we couldn’t have a good look round.
We then got to the Museum of Menorca
– which was closed on a Monday. We were very surprised it was closed as
there was a large cruise ship in town – to us it felt like they were
missing an opportunity. We walked back down the hill and found a chandlery.
After a few purchases we carried on to the Gin distillery. Menorca
has a very British influence due to the occupation by the British in the 18th
Century; one of the legacies is a gin distillery. Even though the
Menorcans speak Spanish they use some English words – apparently a window
in Menorca is “window”.
Once back at the boat we had a bit of a rest. Unfortunately
we needed to return one of the chandlery purchases so Stephen went back into
town and then filled up with petrol for the dinghy motor.
We had a quiet evening on board watching the big motor
yachts mooring up opposite us.