Brindabella

Vessel Name: Brindabella
Vessel Make/Model: Najad 405
Hailing Port: Suffolk Yacht Harbour, UK
Crew: Simon, Fiona and Bella the dog!
About: Simon and Fiona had Brindabella built in Sweden before she was launched in 2009. They sailed her from Sweden back to Suffolk in the UK.
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16 September 2019

At anchore off Punta de la Banya

Position update - at anchor off Punta de la Banya

16 June 2019

Sant Carles de la Rapita

We are now in our final marina at Sant Carles de la Rapita, having completed the last sail of this spring's cruise.

14 June 2019

Burriana

After two nights in Denia, we moved closer to Sant Carles, which is to be our final port for this spring. We chose Burriana which is large port containing a couple of marinas and was about halfway.

12 June 2019

Denia

It was our last night in Ibiza and the last in the Balearics. We were heading to Denia on the mainland coast. Once out of the harbour, there was a steady F4 blowing. This gave us a great broad reach and powered the boat through the sea that was still running from last night. We put the autohelm on and [...]

11 June 2019

Ibiza – Sant Antoni

Today we were moving around to Sant Antoni on the north west cost of Ibiza. This would position us for the return trip to the mainland. There were still large waves rolling into the anchorage at Cala Sant Vincent from the winds overnight. Getting Bella ashore was quite a challenge as the waves were breaking [...]

10 June 2019

Ibiza – Cala Sant Vincent

Today, we left Mallorca to return to Ibiza. During our two stays in Mallorca we visited 8 ports over 22 nights. This included staying on anchor or buoy for 10 nights which are always some of the best.

07 June 2019

Mallorca – Palma

We made a reservation for the Real Club Nautico Palma for a few days. We had tried to come here on our first trip to Mallorca in May, but there was a big regatta and all marinas in Palma were fully booked.

06 June 2019

Mallorca – Colonia de Sant Jordi

Today, we came around the south west corner of Mallorca in search of a good anchorage that was out of the swell for the night. We looked at several, but many would not have been a comfortable anchorage. The one we chose was off Colonia de Sant Jordi. The anchorage was protected by a quay and some rocks, [...]

04 June 2019

Mallorca – Porto Colom

On Tuesday morning we went ashore to the small café in a very small bay off Cala de s’Aguila for a leisurely breakfast. Once back on the boat we prepared for the trip today which was along the south coast of Mallorca.

03 June 2019

Mallorca – Cala de s’Aguila

Today we were left Menorca to return to Mallorca and start to work our way back to mainland Spain via Ibiza. On our outward journey we had covered the north coast of Mallorca and Ibiza and we were now keen to see the south coast of each island.

Menorca – Badia de Fornells

31 May 2019
Friday morning, we were up early to move on to Fornells. Before leaving, we had breakfast at the delightful 'La Cantina' in the port.

It was a very short trip around the peninsular and into the Badia de Fornells. This is a wide bay extending back around 2 miles inland. We chose an anchorage just off Ses Salines yacht club. The light wind fell away completely in the evening and we had a BBQ off the back of the boat.

We woke on Saturday morning to a completely calm outlook. There was absolutely no wind or waves in the bay. One thing we have noticed about Menorca is the bird song which carried well in the still conditions.

Simon had a swim and after breakfast we went in the dinghy ashore to Fornells. This is a small harbour town with a few shops and restaurants lining the quay. We also walked up to the 'Torre de Fornells' a small tower at the top of the hill, with spectacular views of the estuary. It was a relaxing afternoon of swimming and reading before another evening BBQ with chicken marinated in lemon and garlic.

The single solar panel that we have mounted on the bimini seems to be working well. We still need to run the generator, but with the strong sun that we are getting, the solar panel is providing about half the power we need. We may increase the solar panels next year.

Time: 1:30 hours Miles: 9nm Total Time: 113:00 hours Total Miles: 649nm
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