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Cala Galdana

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  • Day3

    More exploring

    October 12, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    On our last full day we went to Mass at 11 in Catalan. Then we joined Mark and headed out to Cala Galdana, on the south coast, which offered quite a different experience with sandy beach set in a cove surrounded by tall cliffs and some large hotel developments. Lunch of sardines with salad, finished off with ice cream was very pleasant. We finally found a small hat for baby in the sunshine.
    From here we headed back and then north towards a lighthouse, which we found was 3km down a walk at the end, so didn’t actually see in the end. Next we tried the nature reserve but found the visitor centre closed so settled for a cafe at Es Grau and a paddle on the beach. All very pleasant. There’s nowhere we wouldn’t want to go back to.
    Before returning to the hotel we stopped at another ancient site where there were extensive discoveries of 3 to 1 centuries bc.
    For dinner we had g&t then fish and pork.
    In a few days we packed a good deal, though had less time in the hotel than we might have wished.
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  • Day381

    Cala turqueta, Menorca

    May 1, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Hello all, we are as the post suggests in Menorca. We left Mallorca on Monday afternoon after walking the Port Soller sights church, viewpoint, tower and forest. The tower took a bit of finding there were very few signposts, well only one official one and that was when you were in sight of the tower itself. We waited hoping that the sea would have calmed a bit more after Sunday’s blow, it had but not as much as I would have liked, so a lumpy start back up the coast past Tuent and Colabra then yet more stunning coast line. I really would like to be able to stay and do a proper walking holiday perhaps on the way back.
    Our initial plan was to head for the South coast of Menorca and find a sheltered Cala ready for the forecast NE winds due the arrive on Tuesday. The sea calmed more as we cleared the Mallorca headland, Formenter, I think it was called, so crossing the Menorca Channel seemed to be going well but around 9pm, when we were a little over half way across the wind started from the East OK plan B a Cala on west coast head into wind OK getting rougher, then about 10:30 the wind shifted again, this was not forecast we had checked on the way across, now from the South so beam on and dark nasty. It was over of John I concentrated on not being ill as he over us northeast so we could find somewhere on the north coast, we found Cala Algaiarens dropped anchor and to bed it was 1am.
    We awake to rain! Lots of it checked forecast the NE was expected around 2pm so we showered. It had been a while since a full shower, then breakie but the swell was already building so off we went. We had hoped to be able to look at the coast that we had passed in the dark but no it was still raining and to avoid some of the roll we had to steer north west, then south west to clear the point. But the north west corner of the island was really barren and flat there were some housing developments on the headlands near the second largest town but they looked perched there.
    The southern coast is lower and gently undulating from what we have seen so far, with beautiful inlets, Calas. We originally anchored in Cala son Sakura an open bay as some in the pilot book looked a bit narrow. As I had ti get solid ground under my feet we went ashore for a walk, there was nothing near so decided the follow the GR 223 around the coast when we reached the second inlet we decided to head back by a more direct route and bring the boat around Cala Turqueta is absolutely lovely and as importantly has less swell, so here we are fed and watered.
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  • Day4

    Cala mitjana and beyond...

    April 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Well what a great day! We had a splendid breakfast before heading back to Es Mercadal to pick up our GF Ensaimada (traditional chocolate pastry!)... and then we set off on the Cami de Cavalls heading East towards Cala Mitjana. The walk was mainly walking through lovely scented pine forest... with lots more wildflowers and birds en route. We stopped for a little sunbathe on Cala Mitjana before heading onward to Cala Trebaluger. The sea was still rolling in when we got there... but was a great spot for a picnic. To get to the beach we had to clamber through a cave. We chatted to a nice couple who helped us identify the nightingale song we had been listening to en route... and then lo and behold, on the way back one presented itself for us to see! We had a great walk home... stopping for more sunbathing and beers on the beach, and ice creams back in Cala Galdana. We also tried our EnSaimada and it was incredible.... sort of like brioche with chocolate spread. We spent the afternoon chilling, birdwatching and meandering round the local garden centre. Just off for dinner at Delit again...Read more

  • Day2

    Platge Marceletta

    April 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had a lovely breakfast at the hotel, including honey taken straight from the comb, before setting of on the famous Cami de Cavalls. This path circumnavigates the whole of Menorca and it is exceptionally well waymarked. We decided to head east from Cala Galdana where we were staying. The path started by hugging the coast before turning inland slightly so that we were walking through pine forest with beautiful wild flowers. Three miradors en route gave us great views of the coast and after 45 minutes we were presented with the stunning view over to Cala Marceletta and Cala Marcela, with turquoise water and golden sand. We spent a while on the beach and had a picnic lunch before wandering back. Dinner was at Delit where we had a set menu with an amazing gluten free almond cake. Nat wants to make one immediately after arriving home.Read more

  • Day22

    Cala Galdana

    August 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Mouillage pendant deux nuits pour le plaisir et surtout pour attendre à l'abri que le mistral s'essouffle... cala adorable excepté le grand hôtel sur le bord de plage, déjà venus l'an passé. Attention aux méduses 😬 !!!Read more

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