Cala de Port Roig
It turns out that by not going into the cala, we'd inadvertently parked Emerald within a millionaires playground. We weren't to know that at first as we had the anchorage mostly to ourselves, just one superyacht anchored half a mile away over the other side of the bay. But as the weekend went on, more and more mega-boats arrived including a motoryacht called Galaxy, a snip at only €252000 a week to charter! It was interesting to nosy at them and most of them kept much further out in the large bay only slightly annoying us with their tenders running guests ashore.
Emerald looked tiny amongst these
Then the 34m sailing yacht Animos arrived and dropped their hook right off Red Snapper's stern and dumped out a load of chain. I guess this skipper had missed out the section on swinging room in his fast-track course! Duncan asked them to move but they didn't and said they were only here a few hours. They didn't leave and in the evening this happened:
Red Snapper caught in the big boats attractor beam
The next morning they were only 6ft off the side of Red Snapper yet the big boat skipper still didn't think he'd done anything wrong! At least this time they moved. We did amuse ourselves laughing at their lack of taste in their use of blue underwater lights at night. How tacky! ;-)
We dinghied over to Cala de Port Roig on Monday and landed on the stony beach. Now that a couple of bigger boats had left there was more room for anchoring than when we'd arrived on Saturday. There were bins ashore for recycling but no water taps. Walking ashore there wasn't much chance of admiring the view as private villas hog the coastline and the only bars were expensive and not really our scene.
Lessons learned.... Don't anchor near beach bars!
The scenery was pretty though with orange, gold and cream coloured sandstone cliffs and small rocky islands. Inland we could see pine dotted hills. The scenery got even better today as we motored around the south west corner of Ibiza with craggy islands and steep cliffs.
We're now anchored off San Antonio wondering what delights the night will bring from this teenage party town. We saw adverts for party boats leaving at midnight.....