2018-06-07 Real Club Nautica, Palma, Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain This morning we are faced with a heavy downpour By lunchtime the sun was shining brightly It was a good opportunity to get out on the bikes now that the clouds had disappeared We pass the large motor yachts lined up along the shore opposite some elegant restaurants and cafes There is a wonderful bike track that goes for many kms along the coast from Palma Looking back to Palma’s iconic Cathedral Following the coast we ride in an easterly direction Many stretches of sandy beaches are situated of not far from the centre of Palma Portixol is a small port 3kms from Palma Portixol was originally a small fishing village and now has become a sort after suburb of Palma Because of it’s close proximity to the heart of Palma it has been very popular Many of these small houses have been used for Air B&Bs or holiday accommodation Cute little houses line the foreshore After an hour of riding it was time to turn around and head back to Palma It was great to see some surfers out today Again passing the trendy cafes in Portixol …….and the marina Within a month this beach will be full of holidaymakers A couple of ancient windmills stand out of place beside this modern hotel and restaurant We arrive back in Palma after a harder return riding into the wind….did not use the electrics on bike today In the evening we once again set off for dinner in the town We start off with stopping at a small restaurant and bar called Amaya for a whiskey sour and a Margarita We decide to have Japanese food for dinner and after booking we arrive at Izakaya We start with some hot sake ……….we enjoy some edame beans and typical Japanese dumplings called gyozas Good wine selection and good recommendation by the staff Tempura prawns and vegetables served in a wonderful soup The beef with vegetables were truly outstanding After some discussion about tuna belly with one of the amazing staff, next minute a sample of their superb sashimi tuna arrives for us to try The chocolate dessert looked amazing and also was quite spectaular We give Izakaya 10 out of 10!!! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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.