Lots of people think of white sandy beaches and non-stop partying when they think of the Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza.
While there’s certainly something to be said for laying on the beach with a book and a cocktail, there’s a lot of island to explore!
From historic Valdemossa where Chopin’s partner George Sand wrote Winter in Mallorca while he composed, to the beautiful port towns, to the azure blue water in Parc Mondrago – Mallorca warrants a good solid week of adventure to experience it all.
We crammed in a full circle tour in four short days, but it’s on our short list for a return!
HERE is an album of our “extra” photos – good, and good for memories, just not good enough for prime time.
Lady in Waiting
Colette waves from the balcony of our apartment in Valdemossa.
A very well cared-for local feline prowls his patch of Valdemossa.
Of course we have to have a selfie here!
Fire Sets In
We were treated to an amazing nightlight show.
It’s definitely nice visiting cool places during the off season!
Of course the church has to look down over the entire village.
Any guesses on what this thing is supposed to be?
An odd juxtaposition of a cannon over beautiful flowers.
Waiting for Work
A working boat waiting to do it’s thing.
Port Soller is a nice break from the bustle of Palma, and a marked difference from the mountainous inland region around it.
Torrent de Pareis
Cliff walls tower above the rocky beach at the Torrent de Pareis inlet.
Great reflections in the Torrent de Pareis.
Just a random goat who wandered down from the hills to enjoy the vegetation by the water.
The roads here are not for the faint of heart.
End of the World
It’s not really the end of the world, but it certainly feels like when you’re standing at the end of Cap de Formentor looking out.
You know you’re in the boondocks when there are wild mountain goats fighting on the front porch. Very entertaining, but very noisy!
One of the benefits of renting Avis cars for 40+ weeks a year for the last 20 years – pimp upgrades at Yugo prices. I think we paid $75 for this BMW 430 for 4 days, and spent more in fuel than on the rental!
The Business End
There’s rugged, and there’s rugged… This military-spec Land Rover Santana 109 Series 3 is about as serious as it gets!
Colette clearly thinks this trip is no fun!
Yes, the water really is that color!
Colette reflects on a fun trip as we enjoy the sunset on our final night. We got lucky and got a cheap, mostly empty hotel at the HM Gran Fiesta as it was their last day before closing for the winter season.
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