Palma – simply beautiful!

We’ve spent five days here in the Marina Port de Mallorca after the transit from England to get everything back in shape – a few fixes here and there and we think we’re good to go.

Palma is the capital of the island of Mallorca, located in a giant bay of the same name. It’s a sailor’s paradise. Known for its sun and beach tourism, it also has an incredible historic quarter. The Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Lonja fish market and Plaza Mayor are just a few of the sites. The most beautiful monuments are surrounded by fishing boats, pine forests and palm trees. The landscape of the island is full of coves, beaches and cliffs on the coast, and inland are towns and mountain ranges up to 5,000 feet high.

Spirit is starting its exploration of this idyllic Mediterranean island today, now that the 2,000 mile transit from England is behind us, Sue and Teri have now joined Pat and me for our inaugural cruise. High expectations abound.

Marina Port de Mallorca

Marina Port de Mallorca

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Clean and beautiful

City streets – clean and beautiful

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

Plaza Major

Plaza Mayor

A cool covered street where most of the high end designer stores are located

A cool covered “street” with high end designer stores everywhere

Putting away the Noodles for the grandkids (or adults)

Putting away the Noodles for the grandkids (or adults)

The fearsome foursome

The fearsome foursome

So far, so good!

So far, so good!

Tom casting off

Tom casting off