We loved every minute we spent in Santa Ponca. After the tranquillity of Espalmador
we were ready for a bit of fun, and our first stop on the island of Mallorca did
Just 20 minutes on the bus to Palma, we were in a great spot to explore one of our
favourite cities, do a bit of shopping, try some new restaurants and - perhaps most
importantly - support our newly adopted home, Spain, in the football as Euro 2012
As well as being in a lovely location, we also enjoyed the company of wonderful friends
in Santa Ponca. When a familiar looking boat anchored a couple over from us, we mmm’d
and aah’d a bit but finally figured out it was Tim from Olive Branch who we had met
in Ibiza the year before. We also met Martin and Shirley on Kismet who were a hoot
and we enjoyed some fab BBQs with!
Palma was the city for wedding preparations ... Bridesmaid dresses and wedding rings
were the focus of our attentions and both were soon happily arranged! To cap it all
.. We found two amazing places for sushi - what a wonderful city!
Espana win in San Vincente
Before crossing to Menorca the Ootnic’s had an important appointment, Spain in the
semi-final of the European Cup! Ootnic was left happily anchored in 3 metres of the
clearest water yet whilst we headed off to enjoy the Spanish win :)
North coast Mallorca
The Northern coast of Mallorca is incredibly rugged, lots of dramatic rock formations
dropping into the sea. Cala de la Colabra provided a beautiful stop along our way,
crystal clear warm water, absolute heaven!
As we cruised the north Mallorca coast Soller provided a beautiful place to stop
for the evening ... And of course another BBQ! A pretty and sheltered bay where you
can anchor for free before wandering into the town to enjoy the sites and drinks
by the beach, quite perfect!