July 12, 2011

porto colom

after another 300 miles due west from sardinia we arrived in the balearic islands of spain. we arrived in porto colom in the island of mallorca; an amazing spot full of boats at anchor in a fully protected cala. the bay is very shallow and is full of vessels from huge motor yachts to the typical cruising sailboats to the small lasers from the sailing academy with all the kids every day sailing around us.

on the shore the town has lots of restaurants, some of them super fancy and great stores and everything we could possibly need or want. we were happy to hear spanish on the VHF and also in the marina offices and the weather forecasts. it made us feel like at home. we quickly met our neighbors and were invited to have dinner with them on board their catamaran and with another couple that left from florida as well. it was wonderful, our first night in this port and we already had friends and a wonderful time. after that, every other day and night was similar, exploring the town and the nearby calas by dinghi. we visited the biggest cave so far in the water and as usual walked all around. another great spot!!