Footballs and Meatballs
Jax/Scorchio With The Odd Thunderstorm
17 June 2012 | Cala Portinatx
We were up early and motored the short distance from San Miguel to Cala Portinatx (pronounced Porteenash) which is a small beach resort with just a bit of tourist development. The anchorage in Portinatx is quite large and wide and we found a nice settled spot.
Also in the anchorage were Susie and Euarth aboard their Nauticat 42 who we'd met last week in San Antonio. In addition, Scarlett appeared in the anchorage with Dave, Sharney and Boneparte (a lovely 8 month old Bichon puppy) aboard. We invited everyone on board Spring Dawn for sundowners and Dave and Sharney subsequently invited us to have dinner on board Scarlett as Dave had been perfecting his meatball recipe - he did a fine job!
Later on we went ashore to watch Portugal v Holland playing football in Euro 2012. I don't like footie but it was good to be sociable and besides, the bar we were in served nice ice cream.
We had a bit of excitement during the early hours of Monday morning - thunder and lightning and some sharp showers which didn't last all that long. However, there was enough rain to make us jump out of bed and close the hatches - it was actually quite refreshing to be stood out on deck in the night having a cool shower as the night time temperature is around 25 degrees at the moment.
The water is so clear here that you don't really need a snorkel to see the friendly little fishes.