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Jul 8, 2012 - Puerto de Pollensa

We've had a quiet week in Puerto de Pollensa, pottering around town, enjoying a couple of good meals ashore and lazing on Whimbrel. We visited the Albufera Nature Reserve again – it’s lovely for walking and cycling, even if you aren’t interested in birds. We saw some different birds this time, including two stone curlew and several purple gallinule with chicks, as well as three marsh harriers flying around. 6 and 7 July were frantic as we tidied the boat, washed a year's worth of salt and dirt from settee and cockpit cushion covers and...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Cala de Algayerens, Menorca to Puerto de Pollensa, Mallorca

We have now been living on the boat for just over a year and have had an amazing time, but we’ve decided to sell Whimbrel and move back to the UK. Having had no luck selling directly on the internet, we’ve listed her with an agent in Mallorca and so we need to get back there. We had planned to visit Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca first, but there were limited options for anchoring there with the wind direction forecast. Instead we sailed directly from Cala de Algayerens to Puerto de Pollensa in Mallorca, doing the same journey...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Cala Figuera to Puerto de Pollensa, Mallorca

We had an uneventful sail round Cape Formentor to Puerto de Pollenca (Port Pollensa), stopping for an hour in a small, steep-sided bay called Cala de Engossaubas where there was just enough room for us and the two other boats already anchored there (10 nautical miles in 2 hours 30 minutes). Puerto de Pollensa is a lovely spot – a wide, shallow bay surrounded by low hills, with room for lots of boats to moor. We anchored in amongst the mooring buoys not too far from the main shopping area. We plan to stay here for a few days as there are...

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