Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Palma de Mallorca

 The ferry arrived 6am in Palma de Mallorca. The sun wasn’t out yet so we waited at the ferry office for an hour sipping on coffee waiting for it to warm up and get light outside.  Our plan was to head to the town of Arenal outside Palma. This meant we had to find the 15 bus from ‘Placa de Reina’ in the centre of Palma.  We walked along the promenade passing lots of closed shops/restaurants and pubs spotting the magnificent Cathedral in the distance.

It didn’t take too long for us to find the bus and after 45min on the bus we arrived in the beach town of Arenal. It was beautiful, lots of small sailing boats out on the water, white sand, clear blue water and sun shining brightly!  Terramar Hostal was just one block up from this beach and we were lucky to get an apartment with a view of the beach! What a way to start our experience of Palma. 

The last few weeks have been amazing: We’ve met awesome people, wandered aimlessly through the streets of Palma, walked to the castle on the hill (Castell de Bellver), moved from great accommodation to not so nice accommodation onto a Sailing Yacht, had a day out on the 39ft Sailing Yacht, sat on the beach with new friends with a few beers and recently celebrated St Patricks day. 

Sunset on Arenal Bay

5-4-5 at Corner Bar
Part of the Ballearic Island Festivities on our first weekend here
The Catedral

Entertainment area during the Ballearic Islands Festival
Another angle on the Catedral
Spanish flag flying high

Markets during the Festival
Cheese (Queso) and salami
Meat braais pumping all day!

Crystal Blue water
Tom and Nick and Teeny's nose...

Lots of sailing all the time out of the Marinas
Mission to Castell de Bellver with Dan and Tom
lots of steps!
View of Palma city

Castell de Bellver

The gang 'Dan, Sally, Jo, Teeny and Max'

Club Nautico...we're living on a boat somewhere in there at the moment!!

I think we may be falling in love with Palma....

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