2017-09-01 Cala Santa Galdana, Menorca Island Just before midday we see a familiar super yacht called “A” motoring in the opposite direction as it did on the previous day A large rock protrudes from the northern section of the bay which gives a lot of shelter to the beach Today the weather conditions have improved greatly The paddle cars are out and about in full force today!! We lock up the Tangaroa and head ashore in our dinghy Rather than going to the beach, we head towards the river to go ashore We approach the first of the two foot bridges spanning the river in Cala Santa Galanda Beyond the first bridge many small locally owned boats line the edges of the narrow river Looking back into the bay and south out to sea Once the dinghy was secured we head towards the shops and restaurants nearby Plenty of restaurants, shops and bars line the streets of the delightful town Taking a walk along the street by the river we pass numerous attractive Spanish style holiday houses and apartments Many restaurants stand side by side along Travessia Cala Galdana After consulting TripAdvisor we decided to try Restaurant Cal Mitjana for a late lunch Being a very hot 30+ day we decided to have a delightful chilled Cava with our lunch As we both had very little for breakfast we decided to order a couple of entrees to share for starters. The first dish that arrived was the stuffed aubergine, which was quite tasty Ric insisted on ordering the mixed croquettes, which actually were quite nice, not too greasy. Some were vegetarian and some were meat and also seafood For our main course we decided to try the Caldereta de llagosta (Lobster stew/soup) which is a traditional Menorcan dish Not our favourite attire, wearing a bib in a restaurant, however we did it!!!!! A fabulous dish with amazing flavours ……..all the utensils supplied were used to extract the succulent pieces of lobster from the shells!!! Glad we had the bibs!!! An attractive chocolate covered carrot cake to share for dessert After our late hearty lunch we need to take a long walk. Here we are looking up the narrow river from the first foot bridge All the town’s small craft are safely moored behind the beach in the river In the distance we could see the Tangaroa in the bay An attractive fit looking young couple with their dog and back packs take off on their boards paddling out of the river In no time they were in the bay nearing the many yachts moored here today …….within moments they disappeared around the point paddling east to one of the next bays for the night Once we crossed the bridge we walked out onto the large rock, which also houses a restaurant Continuing our walk we follow the busy beach Looking towards the bay and the numerous boats on anchor there today At the eastern end of the beach there is a path that takes you around the beautiful bay…. note the amazing fence……..this style of fence is seen regularly all over the island We head back to the river past the lovely sandy beach of Cala Santa Galdana …….then over the second walking bridge …..past the children’s water slide fun park with the large red tap!!! Time to take the dinghy and us back to the boat!! We return to the Tangaroa Another pleasant sunset Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.