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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!

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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...

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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...

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The Experience

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

On Palma de Mallorca we signed up for a bike tour. It was nice to get some exercise though the group was far too big. We stopped a bunch of times to “make pictures” and get drinks. It was Sunday so things were very quiet in the old town. Mostly we just saw people on their way to the many churches.

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Mediterranean Cruise

Sep 3, 2008 - Mallorca - Kayaking & Massages by the Sea

We spent our last day in Mallorca being a bit more adventurous. We walked to a diving center down the road from our hotel and rented kayaks. We took our waterproof, underwater camera with us but I'll have to add the pics later after they're developed. Stay tuned! Kayaking on the ocean was so fun and a really, really great workout. We paddled westward, passing sailboats and speedboats, exploring all the little bends in the coastline. It was a gorgeous, sunny day. Perfect for kayaking in the sea! We returned to the hotel in time to lounge by...

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