Going to town
28 August 2009 | Cala Taulera, Mahon Harbour
Poor Ray...he has an endless list of things to be fixed and the main automatic toilet has been causing him angst for a few weeks now. He spent hours on it this morning only to find that it's pretty well shot. Interestingly, a replacement motor is just about as expensive as a whole new toilet, and they're in vicinity of 250 euros...that's a lot of money to put down the toilet. So, after a morning of sorting out jobs we had a snooze and then headed into town to check out Mahon (Mao). Robin Brandon's Pilot Guide of the Islas Baleares says, "Due to it's excellent harbour and it's position in the centre of the Mediterranean Mahon has been the prize that many nations have coveted, and traces fo the long British occupation during the 18th centuryare unmistakeable". The terrace style housing lines the harbour featuring the classic sash windows and there's even a Gin Distillery that Ray and I only visited yesterday out of duty of course, and then had to do tastings so as not to insult the locals. We had a very pleasant wander through the streets of Mahon and found a supermarket and a bread shop, so filled the shopping trolley while we were at it. We had glorious views from the top looking down Puerto de Malon and enjoyed the quaint little streets, some with the original cobblestones.