After "Jelly Fish Alley" the scenery continued to be everything as wild as the journey so far.
Another small anchorage just on from Cala Calobra - Cala Tuent, with one of the highest points of Mallorca looming up behind it. Shame it's still so cloudy.
Again, a typical landscape view from the sea.
An hour on or so, we arrived at Porto Soller.
Entrance to Porto Soller with the black and white lighthouse at the entrance.
No sooner had we turned the corner we could see into the harbour and it looked packed. I'd already made my mind up that there wasn't any room but we had to find it as there was plain and simply nowhere else to go.. We saw a smallish gap and pointed Watermark IV to it. There were other boats also on there way in and the one thing that we have learnt here is that the only way to beat the Spanish and the French is to be bold, aggressive and claim your water, so we did!!!! We pushed on in, turned the boat sharply round, went into reverse, stopped the boat and let the anchor go. PERFECT - more by luck than judgement.
We had a spot!!!!!! As far as we were concerned this was the last spot so unsure what these other boats were going to do.
Always room for one more.
Well, after our time in this harbour we now know how close you can moor your boat to another. Just a few metres it would seem.!!! Boats kept pouring into the harbour for the next couple of hours. They would continually half the "safe" distance between 2 anchored boats. The theory being that so long as all boats swing in the same direction together there is no problem. That is fine until there is no wind and boats simply drift around their anchor.....
It was so cramped that Cathy and I stayed on board that evening whilst Colin and the kids went ashore. We spent our time simply protecting Watermark IV's territorial waters.
Cathy and I also spent the night sleeping on deck, again to make sure Watermark remained safe.