Around Mallorca

We’ve now logged our first cruising week sailing around Mallorca. The scenery has been stunning, the ports quaint, and we’re refining our taste for Sangria. Unlike the Caribbean, the Mediterranean winds are not very predictable so every day we let Mother Nature determine  where we’ll be going – yesterday, because of the wind shifts, we backtracked three hours to the quiet anchorage of Cala Formentor, arriving just before nightfall.

In one week we’ve made almost a dozen stops, done all types of sailing, and had the motor running more than we would have liked – but no complaining, we’re taking it all in and enjoying every minute.

Below are some images that do a much better job of capturing the island’s beauty.

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The protected island of Cabrera, harbor entrance

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View from Cabrera, 8 miles south of Mallorca

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14th century castle ruins on Cabrera – a great hike up, a better hike down

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The Cabrera anchorage

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Mallorca’s rugged and dramatic Northeast coast

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The anchorage at Sant Elm

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Spirit in the anchorage at Soller

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A beautiful day to fly the spinnaker

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Mother Nature showing off

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