After an enjoyable morning at the Jardines de Alfabia, Jean and I decided to do ‘The Lighthouse Trail’, a fairly easy 4 mile stroll up to the lighthouse at Cap Gros overlooking the bay at Port de Soller.
From the rear of the derelict Hotel Rocamar we started to climb up the old cobbled mule trail as it passed through terraces and olive groves. Along the way there were good views across the bay to the Serra Tramuntana and I could pick out L’Ofre and Es Cornadors that I had climbed earlier in the week. We skirted the fortified farmhouse at Muleta and then picked up the GR 221 which we followed to the refuge and lighthouse at Cap Gros.
This is a walk that I usually do to see the many species of wild flowers but this winter had been very dry and many of the flowers were past their best and had gone to seed. However the dry conditions had caused the leaves of the Euphorbia bushes to turn red early in the season and these produced a pleasant foreground for some of my images.
It had been the hottest day so far and we were both ready for a rest and a cooling drink when we got back to the hotel.