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Isla Cabrera

Finally we agreed with our pilot book about somewhere. The Cabrera Islands are a little bit of heaven and our stay on them idyllic. The aquatic life was not much in evidence and the seagull that insisted on perching on … Continue reading

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Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail!

We should have been leaving El Arenal today, sailing off the Cabrera Islands, just off the coast of Mallorca. The Cabreras are part of a nature reserve and it is forbidden to even visit them without a permit. To stay … Continue reading

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Palma and the Bookshop of Requirement

There is a taxi rank conveniently situated just outside the El Aranal marina. Usually there is a single taxi waiting there, sometimes two, so heading out for a day in nearby Palma was easy. The journey is along fast dual … Continue reading

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Sant Antoni

On our second day here the sky was a brilliant cloudless blue and the sun shone. The view from the stern across the water to the little green hills is lovely. We were much more encouraged by our choice of … Continue reading

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Alicante

The power walkers were all out in force again when we set off for Alicante, we see them silhouetted against the early morning light and hear the murmur of their conversations. Our early start was planned to allow for a … Continue reading

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Lara

Lara arrived looking very cool and sophisticated with her new backpack. She is here for the rest of our journey this summer and has certainly brought the clothes for it. John hauled her suitcase up the gangplank, lurching at one … Continue reading

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Under the Sea

Today it rained in Spain, sandy rain from Africa. Lyra now has watermark patterns in red dust on her lights and deck. It started before daybreak and there were flashes of pearly light at the portholes followed by dawdling thunder. … Continue reading

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