We successfully completed changeover day with Sam and Mags leaving and Maria arriving on Tuesday. We then motored round to Alcudia from Pollença to meet up with Anne and Clare who are cycling around Mallorca on holiday as well as sailing club member, John Walker.
There was a strong wind warning for the next few days so we thought we would tuck ourselves into a little harbour at Porto Cristo on the Weds night. We arrived quite late after going ashore in the morning to explore the port of Alcudia and get some provisions. We anchored just below the harbour at Porto Cristo well out of the way of the forecasted winds. However, the storm came from a different direction and created quite a surge that meant we felt like we were in a washing machine all night. I don’t think any of us got more than 3 hours sleep. It was a shame as the town looked nice and it would have been good to have spent some time in it but we decided to move on. So, after breakfast we motored 12 miles south to a charming bay called Cala Mitjana for lunch and a swim but the weather remained overcast. In the late afternoon we went round to Porto Colom and picked up a mooring buoy as more high winds are forecast over night so we felt we could justify the expense of €23 per night.
Pictures of Nimrod in Alcudia, Cala Mitjana, Maria at Cala Mitjana and Porto Colom.