Johnny and Grant go to Mallorca April 2008
|01 Train from Pa...||02 Train stop a ...||03 Tram in Solle...||04 Tram in Port ...||05 Johnny and Ma...||06 The track fro...|
|07 Olive terrace...||08 A venerable o...||09 Port de Deia.jpg||10 Costal path b...||11 Coastal path ...||12 A big marble ...|
|13 A wild gladio...||14 A grapefruit ...||15 A prolific le...||16 Big, juicy or...||17 Oranges rotti...||18 Oranges in fl...|
|19 SOOO many lem...||20 Wonderfully k...||21 Hacienda, ora...||22 Sunday's walk...||23 The Walk thro...||24 The walk to L...|
|25 Climbing up t...||26 Getting highe...||27 Path along th...||28 Looking down ...||29 Olive terrace...||30 Route markers...|
|31 Top of the pa...||32 Wild rosemary...||33 Away from the...||34 Our best view...||35 Some more wil...||36 The monastery...|
|37 Monastery of ...||38 The monks are...||39 Aaffy bright!...||40 Palma from al...||41 Three thips o...||42 Juan and John...|
Johnny and Grant had been working awfully hard without any breaks for far too long. No visits to the Highlands, hardly out of Edinburgh. So we decided to take a break and get away for a week.
Somewhere that we could get to directly from Edinburgh. We looked on the BAA Edinburgh Airport website and Mallorca jumped out at us. 2½ hour flight straight there. Grant had been to Mallorca years ago and knew that there were some lovely hills on the NW side of the island and stunning views over the sea. That was it!
Grant's friend Pep Coll i Verd wasn't at home (doing voluntary medical work in Tanzania - like the thing Johnny and Grant did in Zambia) but his partner Juan was there. Too bad Pep wouldn't be there, we'd go anyway and meet Juan.
So off we went! Flight April 15 to Mallorca, return April 22. Met Juan at the airport and his father very kindly took us to Pep's flat. Walked into Palma along the shore, and made plans for the next day.
The weather conspired against us and in a whole week there we weren't able actually to get to the top of any of the hills. It was cool, it was sometimes wet or at least cloudy, it was windy - sometimes gale force! - but we had a great time anyway.
The photos tell their own story.
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