2017-09-18 Cala Mondrago to Marina Port de Mallorca, Palma, Mallorca Island

As we leave the bay we say goodbye to beautiful S’Amarador Beach
Looking back to Cala Mondrago which certainly is a wonderful anchorage on the south east coast of Mallorca
Heading in a south westerly direction we follow the rugged coastline
We pass the old with the new,  the Alter Leuchtturm und Radarstation
The old lighthouse and the radar station by Calo de Ses Faves
Nearby is Cala Figuera which is in the district of Santanyi, a popular holiday area of southern Mallorca
We enter the small bay to find numerous hotels and villas around the foreshore
Continuing on we head towards the south eastern tip of the island
Another lighthouse, Far del Cap Salines
Once around the south eastern point we head in a north westerly direction towards Palma
Perfect sailing conditions for yachts racing today!!

We follow the beautiful coastline experiencing a very choppy confused sea

The coastline along the south western coast is quite spectacular
We pass the panoramic clifftop town of Badia Blava which is quite close to Palma
Finally we arrive at the Mallorcan capital, Palma
In the distance we can see the massive Gothic church of the city
With a stunning seafront position the Catedral de Mallorca stands out impressively over the harbour

Palma being the major city of the island hosts numerous cruise ships everyday
As we arrive we keep clear of the the huge ships coming and going in the harbour
After radioing in to the particular marina where we secured a berth, we slowly make our way into the port
The Gothic Bellver Castle overlooks the famous port

We arrive at the Marina Port De Mallorca
The impressive Super Yacht, Leander, which is frequently used by British Royalty is moored nearby
We make our way past some very stylish yachts in the marina on our way to our berth

We are given a wonderful position on the main pier beside a couple of similar sized yachts
A tremendous location for us in the beautiful port!!
We can even see the Cathedral in the distance
Once settled in the marina we take a bus up to the Bellver Castle
The 14th Century Bellver Castle on the hill has a great position over the harbour

Amazing views of the harbour from the Bellver Castle which overlooks the city and the port of Palma
A magnificent view of the old buildings and outstanding Cathedral of Palma
We continue on our bus trip passing the Palma Casino

We get off at the magnificent Cathedral de Palma which was first started in 1229 and finally completed in 1601

Palma is a city which has amazing architecture and wonderful open spaces
…..and interesting sculptures

There is no shortage of outdoor cafes and restaurants in the heart of Palma
……and no shortage of trendy people too!!!

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