2018-08-09 Marina Amarres Poniente, Mahon, Menorca, Islas Baleares, Spain It is not hard to find the Tangaroa in the marina ….. just look for the pink bougainvillea As we have to wait another day before the mechanic arrives we decide to go to the Mercado de Pescados for a light lunch There are numerous stalls to choose from with different types of food and wines, all prepared tapas style Chirozo sticks and cones of chips ready to be cooked wait for customers Ric sets off and returns with these amazing freshly opened oysters and an delicious grilled octopus dish We try some of the small stuffed red peppers and olives from the stall beside our table After lunch we walk to the nearby main square Just beyond the square was the hairdressing salon our new acquaintance Barbara had recommended …… they were fortunately open, so I had my hair done by a lovely Italian hairdresser who just started working there Ric arrives to collect me and we continue strolling through the lovely streets of Mahon checking out all the shops!! Early evening after quite a bit of retail therapy and parcels in hand we went to the pleasant bar called Asorbo, where we had drinks before dinner the prior evening We decided to have a couple of gin and tonics to quench our shopping thirst We decided after such a light lunch we needed to order some mussels …… which were fabulous From our street side table we see the super yacht called ‘Icon’ which we have encountered while cruising, arrive in the port We decide to order another dish …. this time an unusual prawn and black rice dish which was delicious At the next table was a friendly English couple with their daughter who plan to sail around the world in the next 12 months …. what an amazing adventure!! With shopping bags in hand, it was time for us to head back to the Tangaroa We detoured on the way back to have a closer look at ‘Icon’ At 2.45 am in the morning we were woken by very loud thunder followed by lightning For approximately 30 minutes we experienced wind and torrential rain with more thunder and lightning After assisting our neighbours on either side with spare fenders finally by 3.30 am the storm had passed Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.