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Balearic Islands, Spain

Portinatx

In Portinatx this week it is great, accommodation is full of Brits drinking as much of their all inclusive beer as possible, Hate it.

Palma Snorkelling

Fantastic city, lots to see and do, OK swimming and snorkelling

Alcudia Snorkelling

Bus to Alcudia, 20 minute walk to bays to the the North. Good snorkelling. Walked back to Puerto Pollenca. Cold Lager required.

Boquer Valley Snorkelling

Calm as it gets here in the Boquer today, perfect for a dip. Few jellies around and lots of fish, water is crystal clear. German lady got a leg sting, big screams.

Boquer Valley Walking

Longish hot walk along the Boquer valley today. The ridge to the left is amazing. Greeted by old goats at the end and into the water to cool off.

Peurto Pollenca

Back in Peurto Pollenca. I feel like I have come home when I get here, love this place. Now, swim first or food?

Cala San Vincente Snorkelling

We got a bit bored so wandered over the hill to Cala San Vincente for a swim instead. It is wonderful. Deep clear blue water.

Puig De Maria Monastery Walk

Now for a nice hot walk up a steep hill in the midday sun :)

Alcudia

Always a good spot to visit, an interesting old walled town, with good shops and restaurants. Having said that we just had a butty.

Peurto Pollenca Snorkelling

Not a bad place for a spot of swimming and snorkelling, had a great time, big fish and these large clam shell things! Great fun.

Walking Peurto Pollenca To Cala San Vincente

We did it again got the timing all wrong and ended up walking there and back to Cala San Vincente. Still we had a good swim.

Formentor Snorkelling

We took a vastly overpriced boat to Formentor beach today, I'm still shaking at having to part with so much for so little. Still the snorkelling is good. Got the bus back!

Son Catlar

Hired bikes to cycle to a bronze age ruin. Both bikes got punctures, walked back miles in the mid day sun, Crap bikes!

Cala Blanca Snorkelling

Swam from one bay to another - but dumb really - boss not happy - in the dog house.

Cala Blanca

nice place this - but never get an apartment here in mid summer without AC. Too bloody hot!

Cala San Vincente

Lunch in a great Cafe in Cala San Vincente again, love it.

Ses Illetes Snorkelling

Got the number 3 bus whilst the rest of the gang went shopping, I went swimming. It's 40 degrees, Swimming! This is a fabulous spot to Snorkel. Had to wander round an army check point to get to the best spot.

Colonia Sant Jordi Snorkelling

Some great snorkelling here, but the best spots take a bit of finding. Swimming ia great all over, with lots of sandy beaches and quite shallow for in most places.

Palma

In Palma, the capital of Majorca a vibrant interesting and beautiful city with ports, beaches and great shopping apparently, but I want to go swimming.

Portinatx Snorkelling

Some serious jelly fish here today, big sting on the arm, warned some posh chaps, they ignored me :) silly buggers. Still this a great place to snorkel.

Colonia Sant Jordi

Colonia Sant Jordi! This place feels more Spanish than most resorts in Majorca, NO CHIP shops. Great beaches, very relaxed.