2017-08-31 Cala de Son Saura to Cala Santa Galdana, Menorca Island This morning we depart from Cala de Son Saura to continue east along the coast The entrance to the often deserted Cala de Talaier Carla Turqueta is a small cala very popular with tourists, many of whom have been delivered by tourist boats from Ciudadela, the second main town of the island situated on the west coast Carla Macarella and out of view to the left the smaller Cala Macarelleta are good anchorages in the area on the southern coast of Menorca As the previous calas were quite full of yachts we went to the next cala to the east, Cala Santa Galdana The forecast for later today was for wind and thunderstorms so we were looking for a safe bay to anchor for a couple of days. Cala Santa Galdana was the best choice as it is sheltered in most conditions As we enter the large bay, on the western side in the distance we see a bridge over a river which runs through the town Although a large hotel dominates the bay it appears like quite an attractive anchorage Fortunately we have arrived early and there was plenty of space close to the line of buoys which is as close as one can anchor The sun appears and the crowd of sun bathers on the beach are no doubt happy again!! The car paddle boats which have slippery slides are extremely popular to hire here in Cala Galdana The bay is surrounded by high limestone cliffs with wonderful homes perched precariously on top!! A catamaran with an Australian flag arrives and anchors nearby A few more yachts arrive in the large bay It is almost a traffic jam of paddle cars in the bay!! By 3 pm dark clouds started appearing in the western sky Looking south, the sky becomes almost black by 5.30 pm Soon we had loud thunder and a lot of lightning Then we had a massive downpour of rain which actually gave the boat a wonderful wash down!! Our Australian neighbours were invited to come over for a drink at 6 pm however had to delay for a while due to the rain In the distance the recently built multi million dollar Russian owned super yacht named “A” cruises past Our guests for drinks, Phil originally from Melbourne and his partner Geraldine from the Philippines, are live aboard sailors who plan to sail their yacht back to Australia As Ric had made a large curry the previous evening, we invited Phil and Geraldine to join us, once we found out they liked spicy food!! By 8 pm the storm passed by and the evening sun appeared briefly 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.