Having spent nearly 4 months back at home in the UK it was time to go off and explore once again. I had caught up with family and friends, got back into my house for a brief spell, done a bit of house sitting for some friends, caught up with some old work colleagues – my work was done.
Having completed my STCW safety courses I was off to see if I could find any work on boats in the med. The biggest base for the super yachts was Palma Majorca, or Antibes in the South of France, I somehow preferred the thought of the Spanish island so a one way ticket was purchased and off I flew to my new home for a while.
The stunning cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, also known as La Seu –
Whilst I was there the Palma International Boat Show 2016 was about to begin. I attended on the first day and saw some great boats on display, some available for charter, some for sale, some for both. Nice if you had a few million euros to buy or 100K to charter for a week !!
Even had a nice AC Cobra replica –
What I do like about our Euro friends is the fact you can sit outside in the sun and have a coffee and a biscuit for a very reasonable £1.25 !!
After spending the first few days in and around Palma I ventured slightly further afield and went to the neighbouring town of Cala Mayor. There are a few small coves and beaches hidden away making it a good spot to get away from the crowds.
The beaches and coves of nearby Cala Mayor –
In the other direction are the beaches east of the airport in an area called Arenal, this is the German/Danish side of town. Walk around here and it feels like you are in little Germany, I stopped for a coffee and an apelstrudel.
The Germans even have their own beer halls here –
Further east of the beaches you have the rocky coastline which you can walk along and follow for a while –
Many more places to explore here in Majorca, hope to get out into the mountains and countryside soon. This is off course in between searching for jobs and day work 😉