Whimbrel Sailing Adventure travel blog

Santa Eulalia

Unusual rock formations

Punta Moscarte

Portinatx - north Ibiza

Jane's indestructible orchid - left for 4 months without watering and still...

Local ferry service cut short!

Set off mid-morning for the north of Ibiza, planning to sail across to Mallorca on Thursday as the wind is going to be in the right direction and the right strength for about the only day this week. Just after noon we passed the beached ferry again and finally completed the circuit of Formentera that we’d started on Sunday! We passed Ibiza Town and Santa Eulalia going between a wicked set of rocks and Isla Santa Eulalia and then rounding the north-east corner of Ibiza at about 15:00.

We’d planned to anchor in a little bay with unusual rock formations, but it was too exposed to the wind, so we carried on round Punta Moscarte (with the diagonal striped lighthouse in the photos) and anchored in Portinatx (30 nautical miles in 5 hours 20 minutes). It was a bit nostalgic for Jane who had a great holiday there when her sister worked in Portinatx for a season in 1985! Amazingly, it hasn’t become much more built up in all that time, probably because the lie of the land makes it difficult.

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