2018-06-18 Puerto de Sòller, Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Morning in Puerto de Sòller
We leave the Tangaroa late morning and set off ashore to visit the port and also the main town of Sòller which is several kms inland
Boys with their hats!!!
A tourist day tripper boat sets out of port with a full load of sightseers
Looking towards the marina of Puerto de Sòller
Puerto de Sòller is one of the most beautiful ports on the island
Not only is it quite picturesque and quaint port, with it’s ancient tramway, it also is a very sheltered port and the only safe one on the rugged west coast of Mallorca
It is possible to go right into the heart of the town by dinghy

The typical small fishing boats of the islands are called llauts and there is no shortage of white ones lined up like soldiers here in the port area

The main road with plenty of shops and cafes along the shore
Unusual seeds sold here!!
We climb aboard the old tram which goes inland to the rural town of Sòller
Passing one of the other trams returning to the port
The 20 to 30 minute trip is very pleasant passing wonderful countryside and citrus orchards
We arrive near the main square of Sòller
One of the main attractions of Sòller is the Parish Church of Bartomeu which was built in 1912 with an Art Nouveau front which was inspired by a follower of Gaudi

The beautiful interior of the church
Ric secures a table in the popular La Casona Restaurant by the main square

Prue ordered a delicious spinach tortelini
Ric and I both order a lasagne which was great

Julian thoroughly enjoyed the Spaghetti Bolognese
The mixed salad went really nicely with all our dishes
We also had a lovely view of the church from our table
A stroll around the lovely shops before we return to the port
Once back on the train the boys are busy talking serious business!!

We spot the Tangaroa in the bay as we arrive back Puerto de Sòller
Puerto de Sòller has also a lovely long, sandy beach in the harbour….wonderful for families as it is shallow and sheltered
Time for us to return to the boat

On our way back to the boat we pass a well laden dinghy with a group of friendly young people aboard
One of Ric’s great pizzas for dinner aboard tonight
Yummy…….
At 9 pm sharp a naval patrol ship departs Puerto de Sòller with most of the crew lined up on deck saluting their departure
As the sun sets the ship disappears into the distance

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