Monday, 22 April 2019

Mallorca Day 3

Unfortunately the forecast was correct and we awoke to light rain. We decided to travel across the island to a salt fair at Ses Salines but by van  and not bike. The first stop was Lidl in Pollenca for some cardboard boxes we could use to put the bikes in in  the back of the van. It took around 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to Ses Salines . Unfortunately when we arrived they was no sign of the salt fair. We continued on to Colonia  Sant Jordi.  After a tour round the town the rain eased and we decided to cycle to the salt flats. On arrival we investigated the shop but decided to pass on the opportunity to purchase some salt at 8 euros a tin. We continued down the road to the beach at Es Trenc. After a coffee in the restaurant we retraced our steps back to Sant Jordi  By 3:00 pm we were ready for lunch are shared a wood fired pizza in a small cafe set back from the sea front. The weather had improved throughout the day but worsened as we drove back to appartment to join Gerry and Chris who had arrived on an early flight from Liverpool . A tea of  fried padron peppers followed by a coq au vin was prepared an eatern. The wine Maria left us proved difficult to open but the challenge was eventually overcome.


Mallorca Day 3

Mallorca Day 3

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Mallorca Day 2

Mallorca Day 2

Apart Hotel Flora was a excellent value at £49 for one night. The cooking facilities were basic but we the apartment was a good size with a separate bedroom. The pool looked inviting the number of swimmers using it provided a strong clue to the temperature of the water,.

The local supermarket provided pain au raisin and bread and fruit for breakfast. We checked out at 10:30 and drove to Lidl in Pollenca to stock up. We had a message for Maria to say the appartment was ready for us at midday.

We unloaded the van but by the time the bikes were assembled the weather had started to get worse,

Lyn read her book whilst Robert amused himself by calling Talktalk and trying to get the data roaming to work on his phone. This was eventually achieved after they send a text and an app that reinstalled the setting. Not sure why it stopped working but it's now fixed.

Maria called in to collect the payment for the flat after which we cooked tea. A fresh asparagus started followed by steak served with fresh vegetables, mushrooms and homemade tomato sauce.

The forecast for Monday is worse than today but we are hoping to be able to fit in a short ride.

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Mallorca Day 2

Mallorca Day 2