2017-08-21 Cala Binirris, Ibiza Island to Cala de Santa Ponsa, Mallorca Island

Larry & Lee on Sea Dreams leave our overnight anchorage and plan to cross to Mallorca today
An hour later we also make a move passing Queen Victoria at the entrance to the bay
Looking back to our lucky find, Cala Binirris
Puerto De San Miguel was our other choice of overnight anchorage however the large hotel at the entrance did not make the bay look inviting
We set off north east up the coast passing Cap Bernat
Looking back
We continue northeast up the coast nearing the top of Abiza
A couple of super yachts are moored in Cala Portixol
We arrived at Cala Portinatx the most northern bay of Ibiza.The weather for a calm crossing was better this day than the following day so we made the quick decision to go on to Mallorca
The absolute northern point of Ibiza is Punta Moscarte, which is a rocky headland with a lighthouse
A couple of hours after we left Ibiza heading for Mallorca we caught up with Larry, Lee and their guests on Sea Dreams
Sea Dreams’s previous owners were a couple who we knew from Tasmania
Rob and Rosemary Peterswald have published a few wonderful books on their Mediterranean sailing experiences

During our 53.8 nm crossing we saw several other sailing boats going to and coming from Mallorca
……not to mention other motor boats of all sizes
Finally after 5 hours of absolutely calm waters, the island of Mallorca comes into view
We approach Mallorca from the south west coast, west of the capital city of Palma
Quite a spectacular rugged coastline in the south west of the island

We approach the large bay of Ensenada De Santa Ponsa
A row of jagged islets look dangerous framing the eastern approach to the bay
Despite the few hotels in the east of this large bay, the surroundings are still quite attractive
The entrance to the marina 
The well sheltered marina of Puerto De Santa Ponsa is situated in the east of the bay

To the north of the bay are several larger hotels and apartment blocks that flank the semicircular popular sandy beach
This floating pontoon is a water activity centre which hires out jet skis etc
The very popular sandy beach of Playa De Paguera
North west of the large bay is the popular anchorage of Cala Fornells
Quite stunning houses overlook the bay in Cala Fornells
We decide to go to the next bay west of Santa Ponsa
We pass an amazing rock formation on the way
Carla Blanca is another popular anchorage in the next bay

For a safe anchorage overnight we return to Cala Ponsa

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