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!! 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.