2018-06-25 Marina Menorca, Puerto de Mahon, Menorca to Cala Barcas, Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Goodbye to our good friends Prue and Julian
Once our guests were securely taken to the airport by taxi, we began preparing for our own departure
Slowly we leave Marina Menorca in the head of the port and begin our departure from the busy capital of Menorca, Puerto Mahòn
Passing the unusually empty commercial quay
……and wonderful old churches

We pass numerous Menorquins moored along the town quay

Numerous motor boats are still lined up around the shore
We enjoyed dinner in this area of Mahòn with our friends last night
An unfortunate yacht…… in one of the bays of the long cala
We pass Es Castell, a small community on the south western shore of Cala de Mahòn
As we near the entrance of Puerto Mahòn, on both sides of the cala are the reasonably well preserved remains of the port’s ancient past

Looking past the ancient tower to the anchorage of Cala Taulera

Once out of the port we intend to go south and and continue back to the island of Mallorca
To the south east coast of Menorca is located Isla del Aire, a small flat island which is uninhabited and apparently has an unusual species of black lizards and also has numerous rabbits
We approach a popular tourist area called Playa de Punta Prima
This exposed cove has a superb white beach with turquoise water
By Punta Marbres, the south east point of Menorca is yet another old lookout tower
Some very modern large residences overlook the southern sea from south east Menorca
Leaving the coast of Menorca we head in a south westerly direction for the four hour journey to the north east coast of Mallorca
We have perfect conditions once again for making the crossing between the two islands
It is not long before the outline of north west Mallorca comes into view
As it was still early afternoon we decide to head down the east coast to find a suitable anchorage for a swim and an overnight stay
We pass some very congested busy beaches as we head south
Finally we approach a pleasant looking bay with a couple of small beaches and a few boats
We enter Cala Barcas which appears to be an undeveloped bay however there were quite a few people at both of the beaches
Once we anchored, it did not take us long to dive into the crystal clear warm turquoise water and head for the cave

There appeared to be a couple of waking tracks to each of the beaches in Cala Barcus
By early evening only a few boats remained in the bay
Around the edges of the bay were a number of caves and on the cliffs above was an obvious walking track
Tonight Ric cooks one of his fabulous pizzas in the barbecue, topped with plenty of vegetables, salami, jalapinos, fresh tomato and cheese
While enjoying our dinner and glass of wine, an unusual sight appeared over the bay
A pleasant and peaceful end to a busy day!!

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