Holidays and Work!
12 June 2015
Yvonne flew out to Palma at the end of May with some Scottish weather. The 30 plus degrees of the previous week replaced with some cold winds from the north and cloud. After a couple of days at anchor we retired to the marina in Porto Pollensa.
The second week of her holiday I had an offer of work in Menorca and flew over leaving Yvonne for a peaceful week on Malibu. As usual she interviewed the entire marina before I returned. Great to have her back aboard if only for a short spell this time.
The job went very well and I’ve been asked back to do more, but the challenge is to find an economic berth for Malibu when I’m working. The Islands become prohibitively expensive in the summer months. Menorca is however a beautiful cruising ground and Mahon a classic harbour so despite everyone’s doubt I’m going to try and make it work.
The week in Mahon was special with the Maxi series racing yachts in attendance. 20 Maxi and “Wally” class super yachts where practicing and then racing, moored just along from our boats. Apparently these things cost 20 Million and you can see why. Professionally crewed and fully supported it’s like the formula one circuit hitting town.
Going in and out the harbour each day alongside these machines was a great experience, their sheets grunt and groan with the strain at each adjustment gliding past as if we were standing still.
It was a windy week but I had a game set of students. On the windiest day we set off for a two day cruise along the south of the island, running before 25 -30 knots in big seas for a time in our Bavaria while the Maxi’s chickened out and stayed in port!