2018-09-06 Cala Portinatx to San Antonio, Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain

As the weather conditions were not suitable to make a crossing back to mainland Spain, we decide to have the breeze behind us and head back down the west coast of Ibiza for a few days
As we leave Portinatx, at the entrance to the bay we pass a very popular anchorage called Es Portitxol which is sheltered by a tiny islet
The prominent black and white striped lighthouse called Far des Moscarter can be seen to the east as we leave Portinatx
With developing overcast conditions we pass Cala Es Canaret where we spent several days enjoying the bay
As we continue south west back down the coast of Ibiza, we come across a beautiful small bay by Cap de Sa Galera
With only room for one boat in the small bay we continue back down the rugged coastline
With the sun appearing once again we enjoy the wonderful scenery
The north west coast of Ibiza is very rugged with quite a spectacular coastline
Again we pass the tiny islet called Ses Margalides which is situated not far off the coast
We approach Cala Salada which would be one of the most popular beaches on the west coast of Ibiza
Traditional wooden boat sheds line the southern shore of Cala Salada
Reddish cliffs surround the attractive large popular bay
The beaches here are extremely crowded in summer
Stopping briefly for a swim we continue our journey back down the coast
Arriving back in the familiar Cala Bassa we were keen to dive for more tiny abalone shells for our grand daughters
Ric proudly shows off his haul of cute shells which seem to be abundant in this bay
Cala Bassa is one of the most popular beach resorts on the west coast of Ibiza
Later in the afternoon we slowly make our way back across the large bay to San Antonio
San Antonio is the largest town on the west coast of Ibiza
After joining numerous other boats anchoring in the bay near the entrance to the port, we head ashore for dinner
Amazing clouds in the distance!!!
We join the crowds assembled for another one of the iconic sunsets
There are very few seats available in the restaurants and bars along the shoreline
Later in the evening this quiet cafe will become a busy nightclub
Finally the sunset approaches and the cameras start clicking!!
It is party time on the deck of one of the large boats in the harbour
We have a drink in one of the bars before heading off to our favourite restaurant in the town
Arriving at 45 Millas after a pleasant 10 minute stroll from the harbour

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