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Jun 27, 2012 - Cala de Addaia to Fornells Bay

We motored for 45 minutes to Arenal d’en Castell which is a lovely horseshoe shaped bay, but completely spoilt with holiday developments and high rise buildings. So we sailed further west along the north coast to Fornells Bay (9 nautical miles in 2 hours 25 minutes). This is in a marine reserve which runs along quite a bit of the north coast to protect the sea grass, so you have to moor on a buoy rather than anchor, but there is no charge, which is unusual. Fornells is only a small village but it has a few craft shops selling different...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Cala Grao to Cala de Addaia

Another short sail today (11 nautical miles in just over 3 hours) took us round the north east corner of Menorca to the north coast into the Addaia estuary which has a very narrow channel into the lagoon beyond the small marina. It's also very shallow (we got down to 0.5 metres below the hull) but we finally managed to find a spot with 0.9 metres below which is about as shallow as we like to go. The lagoon is in a lovely setting with hills all around and it’s very sheltered. However, the water is incredibly salty and murky and the mosquitos...

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