2017-08-29 Puerto de Pollença, Mallorca Island to Cala de Son Saura, Menorca Island

Early morning in Bahia de Pollença
As conditions were perfect to cross over to Menorca we thought we would take the opportunity and leave by lunchtime
Prior to our departure we fueled up at the marina in Pollença
Nearby was a boat yard with a couple of Menorquins the same style as the Tangaroa

We pass the fabulous privately owned castle La Fortenza, on our way out of the large Bahia de Pollença where we stayed overnight
Looking back to Pollença and Punta de la Avanzada
South is Punta Sabate
A ferry crosses our bow as we leave the Mallorcan shores
Cabo de Formentor, the north eastern tip of Mallorca which we came around the previous day 

Last views of the lovely island of Mallorca
Once again we have wonderful calm conditions for crossing between the islands
After 4 hours of motoring we see the island of Menorca
We approach the south west cape, Cabo Dartuch
Quaint white Menorcan  houses overlook the water
The 34 m lighthouse with the 3 black stripes stands out on Cabo Dartuch
Heading east along the southern coast of Menorca we pass Cala Bosh, a very popular beach resort destination for tourists
Some lovely homes are nestled amounst the trees overlooking the sea with a few swimmers in the foreground
The next bay is Cala de Son Aparets which also is very busy with a beach full of sunbathers
The cala is also popular for beach water sports
Horses can be seen by the beach in another very popular holiday spot nearby
Looking back to the south eastern point to Cabo Dartuch
The western part of the southern coast is rather low lying
We arrive at Cala de Son Saura which looked like a good anchorage in the pilot book, situated on the southern coast
There we quite a few yachts on anchor here which was a good sign

There was quite a long beach with numerous beach goers enjoying the late afternoon sun in Cala de Son Saura
Once we dropped the anchor we as usual went for a well earned swim
The water was a wonderful turquoise colour and still a warm 28 degrees

While swimming we spoke to a lovely couple from Berlin aboard the Soluna
A Frenchman sailing solo arrives and alone manages to manually drop his anchor and moor. Overnight we found he was far too close to us when the wind direction changed!!!
Sunset over Cala de Son Saura
Fish for dinner aboard for us tonight

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