… great food, enchanting coves, and blue water passages
It’s high season in the Mediterranean and we find ourselves in one of the Med’s most popular bareboating grounds. Joining my European “bareboating family” – Lisa, Marcello, Donne’, Fran, and newly adopted Christina, we will spent two weeks exploring the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Menorca in Spain.
With the World Heritage Northwest Tramantana Coast of Mallorca, the marine National Park of Cabrera Islands, and the rugged coastline of Menorca, these islands boast a natural beauty unsurpassed in the entire Mediterranean. Narrow, cliff-line coves with pre-historic caves touch lush pine forests. Moonscape, rocky coastlines formed by the blue Mediterranean have seen countless civilizations at the crossroad of this western Mediterranean outpost.
Though the winds were light, we did manage to circumnavigate both Islands mixing a few great sailing days with relaxed scenic cruising. Even though the islands were full of bareboat charters, personal cruiser, and every tour boat and recreation craft imaginable, Mallorca and Menorca gave us room to relax, leaving us wanting more of its enchanting beauty.