2017-09-13 Marina Alcudiamar, Port d’Alcudia, Mallorca Island Birthday boy!! 70 today!! A wonderful sunny day today so we decide to leave the marina and go for a day of sightseeing around the area and to the old town nearby Schmick marina!! The beach adjacent to the marina is a great place to spend the today for many of the visitors to the town We depart the marina on our bikes as we plan to ride to the old town of Alcudia which is a few klms inland The promenade at Port d’Alcudia We head off towards the old town of Alcudia We approach the old town and arrive at the Gate of the City Walls The town is surrounded by a well preserved 14th Century medieval wall Small cafes and restaurants are scattered all over the lovely old town The area of Alcudia is well known to have been inhabited since the bronze age. Some of the houses in the old town date back to the 13th Century and are still very well preserved for their age The long and narrow well kept and clean streets of Alcudia Church of St. Jaume Beside the walled town are the remains of an old Roman town built when the Romans captured the island in 123 BC We cycle back to the roundabout with the unusual sculpture which took us back to the port town of Alcudiamar The beaches along the coast here stretch for miles and is a very popular tourist destination for families Overlooking the marina After our energetic day out on the bikes we arrive back at the marina In the evening we catch a taxi from the marina to take us to Ric’s special birthday dinner The restaurant I booked for tonight is the Jardin Restaurant Venus ‘La Universal 2012 D.O. Monstat, our wine served with our dinner An interesting starter Sea cucumber, duck, aubergine White prawn, grilled fig and spinach Lobster brioche with pickled glasswort and lemon balm Lamb’s sweetbreads and figs Home made bread Cuttlefish with scarlet shrimp Grilled John Dory with its own pil-pil sauce and flageolets Stewed morey eel with chickpeas and peanuts Pigeon mortar with peach and sage Grilled pigeon breast with stewed xeixa burballes Spiced pumpkin with lavender milk and walnuts Molino Real 2012 D.O. Malaga Gin and lemon frost on melon seed cream Pine nut gateau, pine nuts horchata and pine tree ice cream Marvelous chocolates to finish the dinner Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.