|the last leg of the trek to the top|
Back for part2 of my Majorccan holiday!
After 3 days of eating and drinking, we needed to get a little exercise in. We decided to tackle this baby! Castell d'Alero perches 800m above sea level, it is one of Majorcca's most popular mountain walks...you can drive a good bit of the way, until you reach a traditional Majorccan restaurant. There, you can park your car and make the rest of the journey by foot. We soon discovered that there are a few people that like to drive this bit as well...the road is a bit rough, but if you are not feeling the fittest, then take your car t the next 'car park'. We were feeling pretty good, and thought it was only another 1/2 hour walk to the castle...I really don't now what we were thinking...as the journey was a total of 1 1\2- 2 hours. it was great! But I will say it was 30 degrees that day, thank god I wore a very light sundress!! The summit was well worth every bead of sweat that was dripping down my bust!We had a well deserved coke and a slice of cake at the cafe above. We learned that they bring supplies by donkey once or twice a week.....
|the view from the top!|
After a short break, we made the journey back down the mountain. As you can see from the picture, Majorcca is very mountainous, which is something that I didn't expect..
Once we made it back, we had a lovely lunch at the restaurant where our car was parked. Braised shoulder of lamb, chips and salad with the restaurant's own wine..simple but delicious...
|a gorgeous lake, possibly reservoir, in a park that we drove through on our way to Pollença|
As we made our way up to the north of the island, we drove through mountain roads with hairpin turns...and cyclists every where! These Majorccan's love to keep fit..Our next stop was Pollença. A very popular spot with English and German tourists and retiree's. We were unsuccessful in finding accommodation in the town within our budget, so we moved on to the next village, Acudia. Found a bargain at 45 a night! Right in the center of this walled town. That night, we drove back to Pollença, another beautiful walled town. In fact, it looks like nothing is happening when you first drive in, but when you get to the town square, you feel as if you found a secret party... This place was super buzzy by night, with loads of narrow streets that had cafe's and shops. We had a beautiful meal that night down a quiet lane with candle lit tables...
|the beach at Cala Sant Vinceç|