2017-09-14 Marina Alcudiamar, Port d’Alcudia to Porto Colom, Mallorca Island We wake up to a lovely clear day in Marina Alcudiamar Although the weather today will be great however the forecast for the following few days is not looking so good. We decide to leave the marina and continue down the coast and find a safe anchorage where we can stay for a few days We make our way out of the popular marina passing rows and rows of large motor boats There are still quite a few tourists taking the opportunity to have a day out on the water on one of the glass bottom boats Looking back to the port of Alcudia We see a water boat doing a few practice runs picking up water and dumping it’s load. During the bush fire season these planes play a vital part in fighting the fires …………shortly afterwards the plane drops it’s load of water in the bay Passing amazing scenery and a few small towns such as Son Serra de Marina and Colonia de Sant Peres as we cross the large bay, Badia D’Alcudia Looking toward Cap Farrutx the north eastern point of Mallorca Great scenery all around this island Once around the point we continue south east down the coast In the distance we see Cap des Freu with the rocky island of Faralló d’Albarça in the foreground Approaching the spectacular turquoise blue bay of Cala Dentol Time to enjoy the sunshine and swim in one of the most beautiful and secluded bays on the island There is a walking track along the coastline here and while in the bay we saw a few energetic walkers passing by Nearby is Torre d’Aubarca with a few walkers resting in the shade at the base of the ancient lookout Time to continue on our journey Next we pass Cala Estreta One of the busiest resorts in Mallorca is Cala Mesquida Although late in the season, the beach at Cala Mesquida is still very crowded with visitors Continuing down the east coast of Mallorca we pass numerous bays with lovely beaches Cala Ratjada the rugged eastern point of Mallorca We pass the former early 20th Century mansion, Sa Torre Cega which overlooks Cala Ratjada. The gardens and interior are apparently popular for visitors all year around Many sandy beaches on the east coast are flanked by large hotels accommodating the many tourists ever year xx Cala Magraner is another stunning bay with a white sandy beach Tourists are able to visit the secluded beaches by the many day tripper boats operating in the area Quaint towns with brightly painted houses cluster around the many beaches and bays on the popular east coast of Mallorca The attractive lighthouse at the entrance to Porto Colom where we intend spending a few days Overlooking the port are some beautiful houses Fortunately when we arrived in the large sheltered port there were many spare mooring buoys available for visiting boats Once we arranged a mooring buoy for a few days, we then secured the Tangaroa and took the dinghy and went ashore to explore the town Late afternoon is a great time of day to go ashore Porto Colom was originally a small fishing village however it still retains the charm at the northern end of the port, despite becoming a resort town in recent years The northern end of the port still has the quaintness of the past Rows of small identical Menorquin llauts line the shore We spot the Tangaroa moored in the bay Fishing is still a major industry of the town Very friendly shop owner of Marie Theres Schmuckdesign recommends a local seafood restaurant we should try for dinner We arrive at Sa Sina, a good local seafood restaurant Ric orders a Mallorcan Syrah We try a couple of the local freshly shucked oysters ……followed by a beautifully cooked fish baked in a salt crust with plenty of vegetables to accompany our lovely dish While enjoying our dinner we could feel the change in weather coming. Fortunately we made it safely back to the boat before the wind got stronger and the rain arrived!! 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.