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Jun 19, 2016 - Port d'Alcúdia, Baleaeric Islands

Well, looks like I went over my limit of pictures...so see my Facebook page for any others or ask me and I'll e-mail them to you. Almost made it to the end of out trip. So today we drove to Platja d'Alcúdia in North Majorca. It is a large resort popular with families, beautiful long, white sandy beach with shallow water. Ate lunch at Pippers (Raw salmon salad), swished around in the water a bit, shopped a bit, now we're sitting back relaxing on the balcony back home. It's Sunday, so there's lots of boats and people laying on the beach. Time...

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Barcelona Sisters

Jun 18, 2016 - Port D'Andtratx, Mallorca, Spain

Although it was a frustrating, exhausting day yesterday...thanks to Ryanair and Goldcar rental (worst customer service ever) and the car ride and directions from hell with 5 roundabouts and numerous turns that ended up looking like the city planners were drunk when they decided where to put the roads. At one point we drove up a road that turned to rock and just ended so Susan had to back down it with a mountain on one side and a cliff and ocean on the other. We stopped at a mansion for directions but alas we got only a hello, but no...

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Barcelona Sisters

Jul 16, 2012 - Cabrera to Santa Ponsa

You can only stay one night in Cabrera in July and August, so we sailed north-west back to Mallorca, crossing outside the Bay of Palma. We then passed through a narrow passage between Islote el Toro and Punta de Ses Barbines where the depth got down to a couple of metres below the keel which was quite exciting – we followed another boat on the basis that if they got through, we should be OK! We saw a forest fire above Palma Nova with a huge cloud of smoke above it and as we approached Santa Ponsa, where we anchored, there were two...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Palma

Yesterday, we went into Palma, which is the big city here. It was quite hot--just over 90 degrees, so we spent lots of time stopping for cold drinks. Palma has a castle on a hill with a large, famous Gothic cathedral. We also walked around the medieval streets behind the castle and church. After we got back, we got in the pool to cool off and had dinner. In the evening, we went to a cafe in Port d'Andratx, walked around the town, and looked at all the expensive boats and yachts. Today, our last day here, we are going to the beach, a small...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Valldemossa and Soller

On Wednesday, we spent the morning at the market in Andratx. Sarah tried to buy a leather bag, but the man at the stall wouldn't come down to her price. After that, we starting driving to Valldemossa, a town in the mountains where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent the winter in 1838/39, and supposedly, had a terrible time. On the way, we passed a restaurant on top of a cliff, so we stopped at ate lunch. At the monastery in Valldemossa, you can take a tour and see the rooms Sand and Chopin lived it. For some reason, you're not allowed to...

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Jun 26, 2012 - Hiking and lizards

In a village not too far from where we are staying, there is an uninhabited (now) island you can take a ferry to for hiking. The island is called Dragonera Island, and it used to have a few people living on it until they didn't need the lighthouses anymore. The island is now a nature preserve, and it is full of lizards. The local lizard is called the dragonera lizard, and they were all over the island. We decided to hike to a lighthouse at one of the ends. The path was nice, but it was hot. Luckily, there was some shade along the trail, and...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Mallorca

The view from where we are staying is great. We can just sit and watch yachts go in and out of the harbor. The town, Port d'Andratx, doesn't have a big downtown, so we drove into a nearby town, Peguera, for dinner our first night. This town is very busy, has three beaches, and is full of German tourists. You hear more German than any other language, and all the waiters, etc. know German. We have seen a lot of very sunburned Germans. Today, we slept in and then went back to Peguera to go to its beach and to find out how to use the courts at...

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