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    • Day12

      Alcudia als letztes Ziel der Wanderung

      May 16 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Im Hotel Illa d‘Or haben wir bestens übernachtet und werden wieder mit herrlichem Sonnenschein geweckt. Ein Frühstück direkt am Wasser, welches keine Wünsche offen lässt, schließt sich an.
      Wir bleiben noch bis zum Mittag am Hotel-eigenen Strand. Dann wandern wir die verbliebenen 10 Km am Strand entlang nach Alcudia, wo uns ein sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Petit-Hotel erwartet. Abends gibt es ein Abschiedsessen mit Paella.
      Hier endet nun unsere Wanderung über das Tramuntana-Gebirge von Mallorca.
      Im Ergebnis war die 145km lange Strecke mit 5700Höhenmetern körperlich streckenweise recht anstrengend. Dies insbesondere aufgrund des Untergrundes, den wir permanent im Auge haben mussten, um nicht zu Stolpern. Die Ausblicke waren im mittleren und unteren Höhenlagen sehr spärlich. Unsere Unterkünfte waren spitze - einen ganz großen Dank an Doris, die dies alles herausgesucht und organisiert hat.
      Das Wetter hat uns 11 Tage mit Sonne verwöhnt - teilweise wurde es für das Wandern schon zu warm (Polenza 29C). Und am Wichtigsten: Wir haben uns bestens miteinander verstanden, viel gelacht und keiner hat sich verletzt!
      So macht Wanderurlaub Spaß 😊
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      Vielen Dank für die schönen Fotos von der Wanderung in schönster Landschaft! Super hingekriegt! Nach so einer fröhlichen Tour kann der bevorstehende Sommer ganz tiefenentspannt angegangen werden (mit Blick auf die nächste Wanderschaft😉). Bleibt fit. Christine W.

      5/17/22Reply

      Habe eure Tour mit großem Interesse verfolgt, insbesondere weil ich Mallorca (ja ich weiß, das ist kaum zu glauben) fast gar nicht kenne. War nur mal abl. eines Business Meeting in Formentor und das war sehr schön. Ich hoffe für euch dass ihr noch ein paar Tage zum erholen dranhängt. Falls nicht wünsche ich euch eine angenehme Heimreise. LG aus Scilla an der Meerenge von Messina. Fritz [Fritz]

      5/17/22Reply

      Großartig! Tolle Leistung! Und wunderbare Bilder! Herzliche Grüße und kommt gut nach Hause. [Heidrun]

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    • Day3

      Roadtrip.

      September 6 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Hummeln im Hintern, also Hintern auf eine rote Vespa! 190km sind es heute geworden und ich brauche dringend einen Power Nap, wenn der Footprint abgeschickt ist.

      Alle wissen es wahrscheinlich schon, aber ich jetzt endlich auch: Mallorca ist toll!
      2019 bin ich einmal um die Insel gesegelt und hätte deswegen nicht gedacht, dass sie mich an Land noch einmal so beeindruckend kann. Los ging es wie damals vom Hafen in Palma zum alten Dörfchen Valldesmossa. In der Sonne bei Pinienduft die kleinen Straßen unsicher zu machen, fühlt sich wild an. Und wenn man sich dann Berg ab auf der roten Vespa wie eine Rennfahrerin fühlt, kommt der Moment, in dem man von einem Rennradfahrer überholt wird 😂 Aber das konnte nur kurz meine Stimmung trüben. Nach Kaffee und Eis ging es weiter. Es tauchten zwei kristallblaue Seen zwischen den Felsen auf und in einem Tal verleiteten mich einige Weinreben zu einem Abstecher...und irgendwie war der Rucksack bei der Weiterreise plötzlich 0.75kg schwerer. Ziel der Fahrt war der Aussichtspunkt Mirador de es Colomer, maximal weit weg vom Hotel. Es sind wunderbare Bilder heute entstanden, mit denen ich euch die ganze Woche füttern kann 😎

      Gestern habe ich es gewagt, für fünf Sekunden den Ballermann zu betreten...und heute tritt Mickie Krause auf 😄 Ich lasse das mal so im Raum stehen, ihr könnt ja mutmaßen, was euch morgen hier erwartet.

      Tschüss 😁🤗🤭
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      Traveler

      Sehr schöne Bilder 👍. Ich hoffe, du bist nicht so schnell gefahren, dass du dabei was verloren 😱😱 .... Bild 7 🤣🤣🤣. Viel Spaß heute Abend und frag doch mal: "Schatzi schenk mir ein Foto" 🤭😏

      Traveler

      Unglaublich schöne Bilder:) Mehr sind erwünscht. Feier für uns mit 🥳

      Traveler

      Ja Malle ist auch schön. Viel zu schade für den Ballermann! 🥳

       
    • Day3

      Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii...

      September 17, 2021 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      Von der erfolglosen Jagd nach Paella über die ganze Insel, von Ort zu Ort, von Taverne zu Taverne, vom südlichste Strand bis zum nördlichsten Leuchtturm und zurück zur ländlichen Urlaubsresidenz, sind wir nun völlig entkräftet auf unserem Nachtlager zusammen gebrochen...
      Gute Nacht ihr Lieben.... das Flittern geht weiter....
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      Traveler

      Schöne Bilder und tolle Berichte. Wir hoffen ihr seid nicht verhungert und genießt euer Glück. 🥰

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    • Day330

      Catching up with Kennet

      June 6 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      On Saturday we move into Puerto de Alcudia which is a nice tourist town at the top of a beautiful long beach that stretches around the head of the bay. This anchorage has come highly recommended from our Danish friend Kennet who has been here for the last two weeks. We made a connection with Kennet over the winter in Cartagena when we discovered that we had the same boat. They are carbon copies except that Kennet’s has a red cockpit cover and and a TV and we have a blue cockpit cover and photos hanging in place of the telly.
      It is great to catch up with him and hear about his recent adventures as a skipper to paid guests. So far so good for his new business venture. He had been a baker for 20 years in Denmark and gave it up to go sailing.
      While we are catching up over coffee we are interrupted by a commotion on a neighbouring yacht. A bottle nose dolphin is swimming around their boat and diving underneath proceeds to pull at their anchor chain. It’s harmless curiosity and everyone is very excited about this close encounter. The skipper on board is the most excited and when the dolphin surfaces near his stern he jumps in, nearly landing right down on top of him. The dolphin must have got a fright because the next time we see him, he far away and he doesn’t return.
      A baby cormorant is our next close encounter. He takes up residence on our dinghy for a day. We swim nearby and he doesn’t budge, we pull the dinghy into the stern and he looks up at us. It is only when Ronan steps into the dinghy to go ashore that he jumps finally jumps off into water.

      Staying at anchor here for several days, we visit the old town which is a few kilometres further inland. This is common in many parts of Mallorca - where the town, often fortified like Alcudia was built away from the port as a defence against surprise pirates attacks. We walk along the top of the 14th century walls and admire the mountain views. We descend out of the sun and walk alongside the beautiful walls, delighted to be in their shade. Temperatures are well above average, hitting over 30 degrees by afternoon.

      We are all happy to return waterside and cool down. With lots of water based activities on offer in the port we decide to sign up for one the following day. It’s electric surfing and foiling and it is far more challenging than we had expected. The propulsion is controlled by a device in your hand. When you achieve a steady speed by squeezing the trigger you are then suppose to move from a lying or kneeling position to standing. In all the excitement and attempted movement it is hard to maintain a steady press on the trigger. I either let the trigger go or press it tight with the same result - splash into the water.
      After our short session we were bruised, exhausted and exhilarated. It was such fun.
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    • Day7

      Platja d‘Alcúdia

      September 20 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      ☀️🐚🏝⛱🤿
      Im Meer schwimmen, am Strand spazieren, Muscheln sammeln, in der Sonne liegen, rätseln, lesen. Im Meer schwimmen, am Strand spazieren, Muscheln sammeln, in der Sonne liegen, rätseln, lesen. Im Meer schwimmen, am Strand spazieren, Muscheln sammeln, in der Sonne liegen, rätseln, lesen.
      ☀️🐚🏝⛱🤿
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      Traveler

      So soll’s sein 😍

      Traveler

      Das beste Bild von euch Beiden 😍👍🏽kommt gut nach Hause 😊

       
    • Day327

      Coming into Alcudia Bay

      June 3 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

      The landscape becomes very dramatic as we sail from east to west cross the bay of Alcudia. Ahead of us are high mountains and cliffs soaring from the sea. They are awesome and beautiful. We sail to an anchorage surrounded by cliffs. It is totally wild with no sign of civilisation ashore. The thought of dropping anchor and staying here overnight is exciting and daunting because of the looming cliffs. As we hover in the bay we feel the swell rolling in, it will be an uncomfortable night here. A good night’s sleep trumps a good view so we take in our surroundings for a little while longer and then sail into Alcudia bay leaving wilderness behind. We find a rather more civilised little anchorage next to Alcanada golf course. We have a combined shopping and picnic expedition ashore and come home for a good night’s sleep in this sheltered spot.
      The next day is overcast and windy but Régal is comfortable as she is protected from the swell by the little island to the north. Ronan goes for a snorkel to see how things are under the waterline. We are in 5 meters of water but when he swims around the boat he discovers that there are plateaus of higher rock nearby. If the wind changes direction the boat will too and our keel may end up over one of these rocky outcrops or worse, on one. To ensure we are okay no matter which way the wind blows Ruby and he get in the dingy with a lead line to measure the depths a various high points on the rocky shelves. Shortly afterwards I help too and jump in the water with mask and snorkel to find the high patches. The shallowest patch we find is 2.7 meters which means we can rest easy as our 1.8 meter deep keel will never touch it.
      The wind picks up more and we watch the day trippers on tourists boats try to enjoy Paddle boarding but it’s no fun in these conditions.
      Nearby a dinghy breaks its mooring and is blown into the hard shoreline. We watch as it continuously bangs against the rocky shore and nobody comes to its rescue. Then Ronan, all heroic like, puts on his superman togs and swims in to the dinghy. He grabs its painter rope and ties it across his enormous manly chest. With his arms powering through the water, he tows the dinghy back out to the mooring bouy and ties it off securely.
      He leaps back on board Régal and from his crew he receives some limp and short- lived praise. If only there had been other on-lookers. They would have been very impressed but the crew of Régal have become accustomed to living with such a hero.
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      Traveler

      All that training in Myrtleville came to good use Ronan😀

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    • Day4

      4. Tag - Port de Pollença

      July 8, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Heute gibt es Frühstück in Cafè 1919 in der Hafenstadt "Port de Pollença".
      Heute schonen wir uns von der Sonne und besuchen die Halbinsel d'Alcudia. So schlendern wir durch die engen Gassen und finden uns nach einer Stunde in einem kleinem sehr authentischen Cafè auf ein, zwei oder drei Wein 😉 mit Oliven und Knoblauchbrot.
      Nach der Mittagssonne ging es an den Strand von Platja de Muro.
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    • Day13

      Way too pricey

      June 28 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Yeah suitcase showed up at hotel at almost 4pm as noted! A bit hard to do anything without clothes .. 🤣🤣 the hotel is very nice but very very overpriced … ridiculously! My line in the sand is drawn ! €160 (nearly $260) for an hour session private of course doing bloody yoga 🧘‍♀️) .. €35 for standard breakfast … so tomorrow it is a tub of yoghurt from Supemercado and a bit of dry bread 🤣🤣🤣🤣Read more

      Traveler

      🤣🤣🤣🤣

      6/29/22Reply
      Traveler

      Gorgeous!

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      Traveler

      Just as gorgeous!

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    • Day15

      Hike rate “easy” on AllTrails and “Famil

      June 30 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Hmmm unless you are a family of Sherpa’s living in the Himalayas and do base camp regularly this trial was neither of the above 😂😂😂 dropping off to the side of the very narrow trail in parts to prob 300 mts ! Then having to climb through a rock staircase through a home in the rock … the only offering on the other side is a chain to hang onto for the last precariously narrow section ! Chickened out for the last few metres ! Not that brave ! Cath and Jills cursory beer after a hike (skulked in 3 mouthfuls I was so hot 🤣🤣🤣) then a dip in a beach somewhere 🏊Read more

      Traveler

      Wow!!

      6/30/22Reply
      Traveler

      ♥️

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      ♥️

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    • Day334

      Cala Pi

      June 10 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      We have a wonderful few days at this idyllic anchorage near Pollenca. We spend lots of time in the turquoise water- swimming, snorkelling and supping. The surrounding hills are green and lush with the odd mansion peaking out from behind the trees. There are two beautiful white beaches ashore divided by a pristine dock for the big tourist boats that land here. Ronan occasionally go ashore on the pretext of bringing the rubbish to the bins but always stops in for a little something at the pier cafe.
      The highlight of our stay here is a visit from Ronan’s cousin Rose and her friend Eoin. By coincidence they are out here for a work event and have a few hours free to spend with us. It’s lovely to spend time with them and show them beautiful Cala Pi. After a swim we weigh anchor, put up the headsail and have a slow sail and a late lunch to the nearby Port de Pollenca. Here Rose and Eoin leave us and we do our shopping and laundry.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Pollença, Pollenca, بوينسا, Pollensa, ポリェンサ, Польенса, 波连斯萨

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