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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Mallorca All Inclusive Food and Rest After We Got There

We made the mistake of flying to Mallorca on a Thursday. That's when all the Hens and Bucks go for their four day weekends. Our fellow passengers had been drinking since they got to the airport at 7am. They continued until we got to Palma later that day!!!
We set off across the island to the Calas/Coves on the eastern side of the island.
This is the view from our balcony overlooking the Calas de Mallorca.
And this is the view looking up from the beach.
Most of the days were sunny and we sunbathed on the grassed terraces or at the poolside. Sunday was Market day at Felanitx and we caught the bus over to see the market...
...which winds through the streets to the marketplace at the top of the hill. On our way we visited the grand church of San Miguel....
...easily identified by the statue of the archangel over the door...
...The church was full of splendid statues and frescoes. Further along we found the "Lace-makers and Embroiderers" of Mallorca. They had set themselves up at long tables under gazebos and were stitching and pinning away. Each table had the name of the town they were from. It seemed to be an annual trip.
It started to rain and we headed off to catch the bus back. The rest of the day was very wet but we settled down on our balcony to read "I Am Pilgrim" by Terry Hayes and "A Delicate Truth" by John Le Carre. 
Another day out was to The Caves of Drach. Well worth it. Chamber Music played live from a boat rowed across the smooth underground lake was such a novelty.
The caves were full of stalactites and stalagmites, pillars, curtains and deep pools.
The weather became sunny again but the wind kept the waves up and prevented us from taking a catamaran ride to PortoChristo.This pic shows the small landing jutting out from the cliff which the landing gangplank must rest on.
They didn't stand a chance!!!
And gave up and went away. We took the bus up the coast to PortoChristo. A lovely town and harbour. We had grilled sardines for lunch and picked out a grand, old but friendly hotel for the next visit. 
We spent some time watching the surfers take advantage of the waves which were rolling in from the east, and of course we ate. Lots of salads, fish and desserts. DJ is well tanned but I am less so. Plenty more time yet.

Cheers Gillian

1 comment:

carol said...

Lovely pics - almost as good as being there. I shall remember not to travel on a Thursday! Also taken note of book titles - let us know what you think of them.