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Aptly named, this mostly flat route has the bonus of stopping at a well-known restaurant for fantastic cakes at the midpoint. I'll be honest, while it was nice to be back on the bike again, visiting the shop and seeing how much pride the creator of these goodies had with her wares... And the joy in parsing them up for people to consume was a close second. Did I mention that at 95km in length, this ...
... According to 'See Mallorca': The journey to Sa Calobra is as memorable as the bay itself. A twisting road around Puig Major plunges 800m in just 12km, turning 270 degrees at one point to loop under itself (a feature known as the 'Knotted Tie'). A much better and easier approach is by boat from Port de Soller, passing genuinely isolated bays with an excellent view of Puig Major, albeit spoilt by the military installations on the summit of Mallorca's ...
A couple hills and a coffee stop, not much to report today aside from another lovely day of riding. We passed many an almond tree, one of Mallorca's key products along with lemons, oranges and apricots. The coffee stop in Bunyola coincided with their feast day for their patron Saint Mateu. Song, dance, piñata-like activities for the kids, and a a parade through town with bagpipes for all the villagers was quite the sight, and it looked like everyone was ...
Friday 24 July
Left the anchorage at a reasonable early hour and headed north. We want to get to Port
Pollensa in the north and tuck away securely before the strong windsforecast set in.Must say the coastline on the east side of the island is just stunning, especially further north you go.
Saturday 25 July
Well the winds definitely blew as predicted. Stayed put most ...
Friday 17 July
Washed her down once more and then headed off to our next anchorage. With the sea breeze
with us we got a lovely gentle sail in.
The anchorage is very crowded, a bit like Formentera but less of the super yachts but just as much traffic with the dinghies, jet-ski's etc.
We chose one spot and when we tried to anchor, in what I thought was sand we managed to
find a rock into which our brand new anchor (which Gen had only ...