Whimbrel Sailing Adventure travel blog

Cala d´Or after the rainstorm

The first Mediterranean dolphins we´ve encountered

Deserted beach in Cala Caragols

We sailed about an hour down the coast and anchored in Cala Gran which is a lovely bay with luxurious-looking villas either side and trees down to the rocky shoreline. It is actually part of the string of resorts referred to as Cala d’Or and very built up just inland, but lovely from the sea! From bright sunshine, within the space of about 10 minutes, there were two claps of thunder and then a very heavy downpour and all the hoards of people on the beach made a dash for the umbrellas. It washed the boat for us and cleared the air a bit.

We set off again in the afternoon, sailing downwind with just the headsail and no mainsail which made the boat easier to handle with a lot of wind and swell. Half a dozen dolphins came and swam in front of the boat and were briefly joined by another small pod including mother and calf. They are the first dolphins we’ve seen since we’ve been in the Med. Shortly afterwards we rounded Punta Salinas which is the southernmost point of Mallorca and anchored just round the corner in Cala Caragol which is a lovely, wide, practically deserted bay and very clear water (17 nautical miles in 3 hours 40 minutes).

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