2017-09-04 Cala Taulera to Marina Mahon, Menorca Island Our anchorage overnight in Cala Taulera near the entrance to the port of Mahon Leaving the anchorage in Cala Taulera and heading into Mahon, we decide to go out the same way as we came in, on the eastern side of Isla de Lazareto rather than taking the shorter trip through a very narrow and sometimes shallow channel Once back in the large harbour we head north west to the Mahon township An attractive sloop heads out of the harbour The Mahon harbour is a long narrow harbour, almost 5 km from the entrance of the port to the main town As we continue we pass very nice homes overlooking the harbour We then pass by the delightful bay, Cales Fonts Cala Corb, the bay by Es Castell Arriving at Marina Mahon where we have booked a berth for a couple of days Making our way to our berth we see that we have a nice close position on the pontoon Once we had hosed down and cleaned up the Tangaroa we decided we would go for a long walk around Mahon It was good exercise climbing the many stairs to get towards the old part of Mahon where the view was quite amazing Most days during the tourist season smaller sized cruise ships usually visit Puerto Mahon Looking back down the attractive port Mahon squares and street are all adorned with colourful streamers as an annual fiesta begins in several days Església del Carme, the Church and the cloister of the Carmen is situated in the main large square of Mahon Looking across to the other spectacular church, Església de Santa Maria We enter Mercado de Pescados, the local fish market There is hardly a seat available outside by the market Ric checks out the fish and the oysters All sorts of produce is available here including wines, meats and seafood …….paella and tapas From every vantage point in Mahon the view is superb The old town has a maze of long narrow cobbled streets The old Town Hall with a couple of giant statues waiting for the fiesta to start in a few days There is no shortage of restaurants in Mahon!! Iglesia de Santa Maria Mahon has some amazing long streets that almost disappear into the distance We return to the marina via the port Rows of restaurants, bars and shops line the port area Our neighbours who were part of a special regatta held a few days ago off Mahon, make their departure from the marina In the evening we decide to go out for dinner to one of the restaurants along the quay near the marina A full moon tonight!!!! Tonight we try the restaurant called el Rais Sesforquilles The restaurant has not been open for long however it has had excellent reviews el Rais offers a good selection of reasonably priced wines Our entree which was Asian inspired, featured succulent beef, topped with a picante sauce and was served on rice. The dish was not only superb in presentation but also in flavour! For our main courses, Ric thoroughly enjoyed his pork dish……. ……….and my fish was perfectly cooked and delicious with the lovely vegetables served on the side The restaurant soon filled up and some patrons were waiting for a table Ric pondering on which wine to choose to accompany our desserts We could not resist ordering a couple of desserts to share Both desserts were equally as good as each other………which was a nice way to finish a wonderful dinner at el Rais 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.