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Jun 21, 2012 - Cala de Algayerens to Cala Son Saura

Menorca is known as the windy isle as it gets a lot of the north-west winds (the mistral) that funnel through the Pyrenees and then come down from the Gulf de Lyon and hit Menorca from the north. There was a strong north-west wind forecast for the night so we had to move and went anti-clockwise round the island, finally anchoring in Cala Son Saura on the south coast (18 nautical miles in just over 4 hours). Menorca is split into two geologically: the northern part is sandstone and hilly whereas the southern part is limestone and has more...

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Jun 20, 2012 - Puerto de Pollensa to Cala de Algayerens, Menorca

After nearly 10 days in Puerto de Pollensa it was time for a change and with a rare north-west wind forecast we decided to set off for Menorca. It was a fair crossing and we caught sight of Menorca through the haze at about 15:15 having set off at 11:30. As the wind was due to go back to its normal southerly direction that night, we went a little way along the north coast and anchored in beautiful bay called Cala de Algayerens. There was only one other boat anchored there and it was a Lagoon 380 as well, flying the German flag (34 nautical...

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