Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain
Jun 1, 2019 - Mallorca
1st June – Saturday Not a lot of sleep last night, the bars below didn’t close until nearly 4am. Not even earplugs helped. We are up at 6am, and out the door before 7. Just missed a bus to the bus station, but we were aiming for the next one anyway. There are quite a few at the stop waiting, a bit of a surprise given the early hour. We had thought (hoped) there would not be that many. The trip was a lot quicker than expected, they told us 28 minutes, but we were there in under 15, probably due to the fact there were not many pick-ups on the...Jump to full entry
Apr 21, 2015 - ballearic which?
OK, just to show more of my geographic ignorance, I could not have told you where the Palma de Mallroca is, nor what the Ballearic islands are...thinking on the coast for Palma and having no knowledge of at least three good sized islands over here south of Spain even though my mother has given me very nice pearls from Mallorca. For shame. How about Ibiza? Now I have heard of it, but where is it? On the Costa Blanca, maybe? OK< all of you who knew this may feel appropriately smug now. Sigh. So we find ourselves on a remarkably good sized...Jump to full entry
Oct 23, 2014 - Palma, Majorca
Oct 21st we flew out of Gatwick to Palma, Majorca. Not too difficult leaving the rain and about 12 - 15C in England for 20+C when we arrived in Palma! We are staying in the apartment belonging to Jon’s (my brother-in-law) daughter. Very nice indeed! On Wednesday 22nd we drove to various parts of the Island and also took a Hop-on-Hop Off bus tour of Palma itself. Today is a day lazing by the pool with blue skies and sun!Jump to full entry
Nov 19, 2012 - Palma de Mallorca Spain
Taking the city bus into town was really quite easy and cheap and it was a beautiful day for a stroll through the quaint streets of Palma with Mac and Ginny. Of course our first visit was to the beautiful old cathedral where we paid the entrance fee and walked around. The cathedral has its origins in the very beginnings of the Christian takeover of the island of Mallorca back in the 13th century. In the autumn of 1229, King James I and his men sailed to the island to defeat the Arabs and it was on this crossing that the seed of the...Jump to full entry
Oct 14, 2012 - Entry 11
10-14 Near Palma, Spain. Palma was nice; we were docked at a massive shipyard for a few days. It felt good to have shore showers and walk around the city in the evening. I spent one day in Daie, a small town that attracts writers for several months at a time. Many travel there to finish novels. I was a bit disappointed by the small size, however it felt good to have some me time. It was about an hour away from Palma by bus, and directly on the other side of the island. Yesterday I went on two dives, each at about 50 feet. They were the...Jump to full entry
May 23, 2012 - Port Andratx to Cala Portals Vells - and back...
Left mid afternoon and had a good sail south east round Cape Figuera, anchoring in Cala Portal Vells with a lot of other boats, most of which left in the evening (10 nautical miles in 2 hours 25 minutes). It’s a lovely bay with 4 beaches and wind scoured cliffs. We haven’t managed to find a decent map of the area for walking and paths aren’t marked, but we had a couple of good walks along the headland, only getting lost once. Just on the edge of the bay is a large cave with an altar carved out of the stone which legend has it was done by a...Jump to full entry
May 28, 2011 - Mallorca to London
28th May Up at 6am to see if the bank websites will play ball, and thankfully they do. Cynthea decides to go for a quick swim before she has a shower, but she doesn’t want to carry a wet swimsuit. There is no one about, the neighbours aren’t home and the guys digging the hole in the backyard (water storage) wont be here for another hour, so there is no need for a bathing suit! Not long after getting into the water she is calling out to Tony, he thinks perhaps she got caught out, haha. But there is a wee mouse in the water with her, and she...Jump to full entry
May 26, 2011 - Canonge and Las Migas
24th May Claudia arrives about 1pm, and takes us to the beach at Canonge just along the road. The road there is sealed all the way, but very narrow and lots twists and turns as it winds down the steep hillside. Must be bad in the high season – cars are not covered by insurance! The water is crystal clear and we spend the afternoon snorkelling around the rocks. Tonight there is a concert in town, and Eduard drives us there as the bus wont get us there in time. We arrive before the 9pm start, but the tickets are sold out, so Pol buys up some...Jump to full entry
May 23, 2011 - Happy Birthday Pol!
22nd May A quiet day today, mostly spent reading by the pool. Still heaps of photos to edit and put up on the website, and we get a few done, but there is still a months worth to sort through. We have taken many, and it is a bit of a mission! We are having lunch at a friends restaurant in Palma. Trens (means Trains) is a theme restaurant, with seating like that of local trains, and model trains running around the place. There is a train track by our table and Tony wonders if they will bring some of the food out this way as the tracks go...Jump to full entry
May 21, 2011 - Formentor and Pol's party
Friday 20th May After a late breakfast we drove to the far north tip of the island, to a beach near Pollenca. Formentor is Pol's favourite, and it is easy to see why. It is a smashing day, blue sky, not a lot of wind, and hopefully not so crowded being a Friday. The drive takes about an hour, and the scenery as we approach is stunning. Sheer cliffs rise nearly 300m out of the sea. There is a lookout, but it is crowded, so we will visit on the way back. At the beach there are a few people about, but not too crowded. We have a picnic lunch,...Jump to full entry
May 19, 2011 - Esporles and Palma
Wednesday 18th May We are awake about 9am, and open the shutters (no curtains), it is a wonderful view from our room. Fruit and coffee for breakfast, and we potter about doing some laundry and bits and pieces. Carmelen goes out about midday, but she has made us lunch before leaving. After lunch Cynthea reads and Tony starts sorting more photos, then we walk into the village shopping centre about 1km away. We find a supermarket and buy some groceries. The prices here are much dearer, probably because it is a smaller store (sort of like a...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2011 - Woohoo, with Pol in Mallorca.
Link to the Facebook Album for Mallorca. Copy and paste the link, you don't need to belong to Facebook to see these photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150959481780707.759798.746395706&type=1&l=b7c6c8bc07 Tuesday 17th May Not too bad a sleep last night, a bit of noise from the town hall square again, or maybe it was the local hookers on the corner selling their wares (couldn’t understand what she was saying). Our roomie is out early again, and we sleep in as there isn’t much we can do today. Even though we fly out at 4pm we...Jump to full entry