2018-07-22 Cala de Son Saura to Cala Galanda, Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain

After a morning swim we pull up our anchor and move east along the south coast of Menorca
Cala Turqueta is a small anchorage a mile east of Cala Son de Saura unfortunately it is not suitable for us unless there are no other boats there
The next bay we come to is a double bay with Cala Macarelleta on the western side
…….and Cala Macarella on the east …..both bays congested with boats
The weather forecast was for some wind and a thunderstorms later in the day so we decided to go into the reasonably safe harbour of Cala Galanda. The bay is very familiar to us as we have anchored there several times on previous visits to Menorca
Fortunately the bay was not that busy so we were able to find a suitable safe anchorage  in the harbour
A Menorquin, similar to ours, but with a flybridge departs the port
Once settled we head to the town behind the bay by dinghy
It was a good opportunity for us to stock up on some groceries
Behind the bay in Cala Galanda there is a huge marina for small local boats
Once we completed our shopping we headed back to the boat

One minute the conditions were absolutely perfect
Not long after, threatening clouds started appearing
With the sudden change in weather conditions, numerous boats started arriving to seek shelter

To the south, a thick blanket of threatening clouds loom over the water
Constant loud thunder and lightning threatened for quite sometime
All of a sudden the heavy rain began and continued on non stop for what seemed like ages

We discovered a couple of leaks in the boat which we never had before!!
An hour later the sunshine appeared once again
The Tangaroa had a wonderful wash down during the rainstorm

The sky this evening was quite amazing

Curry for dinner tonight

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