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Jun 25, 2012 - Cala Taulera to Cala Grao

We had a short sail up the coast to Cala Grao, tucked behind Isla Colom, only to discover that you are no longer allowed to anchor. However, at only €12/night, the mooring buoy was a bargain! It’s a lovely bay with a long beach, a few restaurants, beautiful scenery and no high-rise buildings. We had the best walk yet along the coast northwards and then, following directions from the Rough Guide which took us off the coastal path, across meadows with scabious and wild clematis, not to mention the hundreds of large insects (about 2.5 inches...

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Jun 23, 2012 - Cala Son Saura to Cala Taulera, Mahon

We sailed east along the south coast of Menorca close enough to see all the natural caves in the cliffs. After stopping for lunch in Cala de Binibeca, we sailed between the main island and Isla del Aire on the south-east corner of Menorca and north to the Mahon estuary. We were heading into wind so we made slow progress, but finally sailed into the Mahon estuary, which is the largest in the western Mediterranean and very sheltered, at about 6pm (26 nautical miles in just over 5 hours). Unfortunately, the harbour authorities have severely...

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