2018-06-24 Cala Taulera to Marina Menorca, Puerto de Mahon, Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

Cala Taulera once again became an anchorage in 2014 after locals complained about the fact it became a prohibited zone a few years prior
A row of small llauts are lined up along the shore this morning in the delightful small bay
We have booked a marina berth in Mòhan for this evening as today is the last day Prue and Julian are with us. Tomorrow mid morning they leave for the airport to fly to Barcelona and then home to Australia
We make our way towards the busy entrance to Puerto Mòhan as there are numerous boats arriving and leaving the port this morning
Looking back to our overnight anchorage in Cala Taulera
As we make our way up the long cala to Puerto Mòhan a large ship is leaving the port
Some lovely homes are perched on the cliffs by the water
A yacht with an easy registration number to remember!!!
We pass Cala Fonts on the western side as we make our way into the port
Near the entrance to Cala Llonga on the eastern side of the port there are some quite stunning houses
Casa Venetia is an adults only cocktail bar and events centre…….great place to watch the amazing sunsets…..situated off Carrer Venècia, on the eastern side of the port
Punta de Cala Figuera with Marina Mahòn to the left
Club Maritimo is one of the marinas in the main harbour
As we continue to Marina Menorca we pass the commercial quay where cruise ships usually berth
The Museum of Menorca is located in a baroque convent building high above the port
Marina Menorca, which was the only marina that had an available berth for the night is situated in the extreme eastern end of the long port
View out from our cockpit
With washing hung ….we leave the Tangaroa to explore the town

We set off taking the high road to the old part of the town

Parròquia Sant Francesc d’Assís, the Catholic Church of Mahòn situated in Plaza de San Francisco
The beautiful interior of the Catholic Church
We continue walking down Pla des Monestir
In the old town there are numerous narrow streets like Carrer d’Isabel ll
When the transfer of the capital was made to Mahòn, what was the original King’s residence was restored and then it became the Military Governers Residence between 1722-1807
You will find most houses in the older area of Mahòn have shutters and the door often painted in a very dark green
Iglesia de Santa María on Plaça de la Constitució
Following a small narrow street was a great lookout over the harbour
Next we visit Placa de Princep one of the main squares of the old part of Mahòn

Following Costa d’en Reynés towards Cala Figuera we have outstanding views over Mahòn
Looking back the other way towards Marina Menorca in the distance
Menorquins, like our Tangaroa are plentiful here in Menorca as they are built just out of Mahòn

Believe it or not we take a lift from the upper town down to the harbour where we had earlier booked a table for dinner at Passio Mediterrania
A tasty appetiser of a local cream cheese and tomato salsa arrives while we make our choices for dinner tonight

For starters Prue ordered the  baked cheese with fresh tomato
Julian choses the chicken with salad
As usual Ric and I share the mussels for entre 
For main course Prue chooses a chicken with rice
Both Ric and Julian chose the rare beef and vegetables which was quite generous and nicely cooked
My choice was the perfectly cooked baked salmon with vegetables
A couple of delicious apple pies and icecream desserts arrive with 4 forks!!!!

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