Puerto de Mahon (Menorca)

Stephen & Anne
Tue 12 Aug 2008 16:05

39.53.230N 4.17.118E


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.