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Jul 15, 2012 - Cala Caragol to Cabrera Island

We’d been trying to go to the fifth Balearic Island for a while, but because it is a marine reserve you aren’t allowed to anchor and have to book a buoy. We’d managed to get one for tonight so we headed south towards the island which is called Cabrera. The forecast was for a Force 5 wind all day (which for once turned out to be accurate), so we set off with a reef in the mainsail and had a great sail past the northern most islands of the archipelago and right round Cabrera. Most of the coastline is steep cliffs of a lovely red/ochre...

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Jul 14, 2012 - Porto Colom to Cala Caragols

We sailed about an hour down the coast and anchored in Cala Gran which is a lovely bay with luxurious-looking villas either side and trees down to the rocky shoreline. It is actually part of the string of resorts referred to as Cala d’Or and very built up just inland, but lovely from the sea! From bright sunshine, within the space of about 10 minutes, there were two claps of thunder and then a very heavy downpour and all the hoards of people on the beach made a dash for the umbrellas. It washed the boat for us and cleared the air a bit. We...

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