2018-06-21 Cuitadella to Cala Pregonda, Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain Late morning after stocking up on a few provisions we prepare to depart Ciutadella The Tangaroa had a great position in the port again close to restaurants, shops and all the sites of the lovely old town We say goodbye to our neighbours as we leave our berth on the quay On either side of the estuary that leads to the sea in the Port of Cuitadella, are neatly lined boats of all shapes and varieties Approaching the Club Nautico Office which takes bookings for visitors wanting a berth. It is always advisable to book ahead in peak season or at fiesta time The conditions are perfect for motoring up the coast today Our last glimpse of one of our favourite towns in the Med One of the beautiful homes on the estuary, which actually has a large swimming pool on the flat area by the water Julian being very helpful putting the fenders away Continuing west we pass a long row of quaint holiday houses along the road on the cliffs facing the water Once we pass the large hotel complex at Los Delfines we head north The rugged coastline of north west Menorca comprises of barren low lying cliffs with many caves As we continue up the coast we see the signs of an ancient civilisation with pyramid shaped structures called the taulas and navetas Ancient stone fences can be seen all over this barren area of western Menorca We reach the very rocky headland of Cabo Nati with its lighthouse on the north west point of Menorca Once around Cabo Nati we head east along the northern coast passing the similar barren and rugged coastline as the north west Further along the coast we enter a larger cala with a couple of beaches We join a number of other boats and anchor in the lovely bay called Cala de Algayerens The crystal clear turquoise water was enticing and it was not long before we had our first swim for the day The rocks of this coastline are a deep rich reddish brown colour In contrast the two popular beaches of the cala are white and sandy beaches After spending a couple hours of relaxing and swimming we continue east along the north coast In a very remote area on the coast, quite a lot of money has been spent on a large private home with it’s own private beach and mooring Not long afterwards we arrive at Cala Pregonda which is a fairly sheltered anchorage and has quite a conspicuous rock formation on one of the tiny islets on the northern edge of the cala Cala Pregonda has two beaches however no township apart from a couple lovely private homes We soon drop our anchor and decide this would be a good, safe and attractive anchorage overnight There were a few boats in the bay however some were small day boats and probably would not remain overnight While the boys and I prepare to go for a swim, Prue looks very relaxed getting some valuable vitamin D and enjoying the scenery of the beautiful cala There were quite a few people enjoying the beaches here in Cala Pregonda On the hill behind the cala is the access to one of the beaches through a gate on the ancient stone fence The beach goers arrive and return by the road on the hill overlooking the stunning bay. People also climb to the top of the hill to watch the sunsett Steak, salad and vino tinto is on the menu this evening We have the only company of another Menorquin in the bay overnight Very peaceful and quiet in the secluded Cala Predonga An unusual pastel pink sunset this evening 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.