Puerto de Mahon (Menorca)

Stephen & Anne
Sat 9 Aug 2008 06:42

39.53.230N 4.17.118E


Today’s entertainment was provided by the wind. The northerly Tramontana arrived with force over night as predicted. During the night we were snug in our mooring. A lot of boats couldn’t get in, were dragging anchors or anchoring in the path of ferries (and moving very quickly when the pilot boat arrives). The mooring fees are starting to look like a real bargain!


We awoke at 6am to the general commotion. The large Catamaran that kept us all snug left,leaving poor Wanda holding two other boats as well as herself. We spent most of the morning directing the marina staff to sort out the other boats. We sneaked a second lazy line on until the marina staff moved another boat into the space. By mid afternoon we were mostly happy. We are not quite sure where the day went but we were busy all the time defending Wanda.


After an afternoon rest we decided not to go into town – we wanted to keep an eye on the boat. Instead we polished the stainless steel on the bow without the aid of a beer.


Overall despite the problems we were much better off than being at anchor or on a mooring buoy. Wanda was steady in the high winds and we had no swell in our sheltered berth. The cats didn’t like the howling wind and spent the day and evening below decks.