2017-08-28 Puerto de Sòller to Puerto de Pollença, Mallorca Island Perfect conditions today to continue up the north west coast of Mallorca Looking back into the beautiful bay and excellent anchorage of Puerto de Sòller Puerto de Sòller is the only harbour on the west coast of Mallorca We continue along the coast with signs of a light sea fog We enter the small bay Cala Tuent which has a sand and stone beach and crystal clear waters, ideal to swim in We stayed in the bay for about an hour and had a lovely long swim in the warm clear waters Some German sailors anchored nearby, return from their swim typically naked!! We look ahead to Morro de la Vacca One of the most popular bays on the island is Cala de la Calobra In the south east of the bay is small inlet with a beach, hotel and berthing facilities for ferries The large spectacular cala has a small beach with a lagoon behind and parting cliffs into the distance where the stream, Torrente de Pareis runs down to the sea A walkway has been carved into the cliffs and a tunnel links the two beaches for the many visitors who visit the bay every summer Tourists arrive in Cala de la Calobra in droves either by car, ferries, buses and yachts too!! The Torrente de Pareis is supposed to be one of the very popular sights of Mallorca As much as we would have liked to anchor here however the whole area looked overcrowded with tourists and there were a lot of boats in the bay Continuing on we enjoy the wonderful scenery of the very rugged coastline With the very high humidity we experienced patches of sea fog along the coast We enter Cala Castell and see a few boats on anchor in the narrow bay Cala Castell is edged by Punta Topina a spectacular wedge shaped rock formation We decide to keep going as there were sufficient boats already moored in the sheltered part of the bay More unusual rock formations jutting out of the water Cala Vall de Boca another popular mooring bay The scenic lookout, Mirador es Colomer is perched high on the top of a massive vertical cliff The look out can be reached from Polleça by a walking track situated on the other side of the narrow peninsular of the north east coast of the island A popular day mooring under Islet Colomer on the north east peninsular We approach the rugged northern tip of Mallorca We pass a lonely yacht beneath the sheer cliffs and caves near Cabo Cataluna We reach Cabo de Formentor, the most northern east point of Mallorca with its lighthouse towering high above the sea As we head south west down the other side of the peninsular, we pass several bays that are possible overnight anchorages The weather unfortunately had become a little drizzly and we had a few drops of rain on this coast A typical traditional Llaut style boat of the Balearic Islands Several boats have picked up mooring buoys by the small island of Formentor, situated in Bahia de Pollença On the narrow peninsular Punta de la Avanzada close to Pollença, stands an old castle The beautifully restored castle called La Fortaleza was built in 1628 and has an unusual hexagonal tower. The terraces and gardens of the castle are believed to be exquisite with magnificent views from the elevated position on the promontory of Punta Avançada La Fortenza is privately owned and was resold to an English banker for well over 40 million Euro in 2011. Some believe it is the most expensive property in Spain Just north of the castle is a military airfield which is used by flying boats We decide to join many other boats anchoring off the town of Puerto de Pollença which is situated in the head of the large bay in the north east of Mallorca The sheltered bay is surrounded by the same high rugged mountains which we followed up today in the far north west coast Pollença is an attractive bay and a popular anchorage in the north east especially for boats that are island hopping. Menorca is situated north east of Mallorca Spectacular layered mountains in the distance Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.