We needed a wee break and wanted somewhere a bit sunny to help us get over the long dark winter. After thinking about a few options we decided on a return to Port Soller in Mallorca, you might recall we’ve been there before:
We arrived on a Friday, as arranged with the apartment owner, but because of a mix up ended up staying the first night in a hotel, for which the apartment owner re-imbursed us. So the first night was spent in Hotel Es Port. Quite a nice place but it was good to get into the apartment the next day, that’s when we felt like the holiday had really started.
There was rugby (six nations) on TV on the Saturday afternoon so Mal was busy with that while Morag did some shopping. The weekend was spent mainly relaxing, there are some pictures taken during Sunday lunch at a restaurant across the harbour.
Through the week we did a couple of day trips to other towns to do some walking. One was a bus trip to Valdemosa – most houses here had wee tiles on the front, there are some pictures of this very picture-skew village. This walk (the Path of the Archduke) had some fantastic views as it wound its way up and along a mountain pass on the coast, but sometimes all we could see was mist.
The other walk was from our flat, up into the hills behind Port de Soller, and along the path of sa Figuera. This walk had less spectacular views as it was mainly through olive groves, but it ended up at the excellent village of Fornalutx, always a popular spot for German cyclists, and you can easily see why. It has a lovely wee square with a cafe where you can sit out in the mild winter weather and have a drink and some scran. And from there it’s downhill all the way back to Soller and a gentle tram ride back to Port Soller.
Our break ended with a late-in-the-day flight back to Edinburgh after a pleasant lunch on a terrace overlooking the harbour at Port Soller.