Spain – Balearics



Time had caught us unawares and it was time to make plans to head south and west. With a distance of 550nm to Gibraltar, we were keen to break the journey into small legs. For that we needed the cooperation of the weather. Did it play ball?

Time to Leave the Med


We spent almost two weeks in Menorca, visiting a variety of anchorages. Softer than it's big sister, but no less beautiful - the jagged coastline softened by idyllic sandy beaches and calas.

Sailing Menorca is Magical



We'd left the west coast of Mallorca to visit the large bay of Pollenca, an all weather anchorage. Being on constant alert for changes in the weather can be exhausting! It was a safe place to catch up with some boat jobs, to explore the area and restock.

What to do in Pollença Bay



Third time lucky! We took a chance to visit the anchorage of Soller on Mallorca's west coast, having been thwarted twice before. It's a beautiful horseshoe bay, surrounded by the towering mountains of the Tramuntana mountain range.

Sailing to Soller: Third Time Lucky



A wind free day had us motoring from Santa Ponca to Cala Deia on Mallorca's west coast. It was a beautiful day for enjoying the scenery. The cala is very pretty, backed by the Tramuntana mountains. And amazingly, we had the place all to ourselves overnight!

A Compromise Win at Cala Deia


Whilst sailing from Ibiza to Mallorca, the wind died and we had to motor. Just after switching on, the engine stuttered and died. Diesel bug had blocked one half of our fuel system. Read on for how we dealt with this.

Attack of the Diesel Bug