Cala Tuent to the Mirador ses Barques

After the disappointment of yesterday when the little yellow boat had to turn back we decided to travel by taxi to Cala Tuent. The fare was 60 euros but with four of us aboard it worked out exactly the same price as the boat.

01 Cala Tuent

The taxi dropped us off at the bar and restaurant which was just opening. We normally call there for a pint at the end of the walk but today we were able to have a nice civilized cup of coffee before setting out on our hike.

02

We had a steady climb up through woodland to reach the coastal path and could appreciate some of the incredible rock formations. Passing between two stone pillars we emerged onto the coastal path at an altitude of about 200 metres. The next couple of kilometres were beautiful as we strolled along the path admiring the coastal scenery. I used some Hypericum bushes to add a bit of foreground interest to my pictures.

05 Hypericum

06 Coastal scenery

I also spotted some Balearic Foxglove, Digitalis dubia growing in a rock crevice.

04 Balearic foxglove

Greg,the hermit, found a little cave and went inside to inspect it. Although it had terrific views it lacked even the most basic amenities.

03. Greg, the hermit

Leaving the coast we climbed up the Coll de Biniamar and then dropped down to the old manor house at Balitx d’Avall. We always stop here for orange juice but today it appeared to be closed and the gates were locked. Apparently the owner has retired and gone to live in Soller. However as we passed by the house we saw a sign – Agro tourism – Zumo. The owners of the other part of the house are continuing the service. We sat at tables in a lovely courtyard and enjoyed some freshly squeezed orange juice. Just what we needed to revive us.

08 Relaxing

We then had to walk up the Balitx valley with the olive terraces. We paused at the Font de Balitx, I was hot and could not resist ducking my head in the water.

10 Papa es loco

My daughter saw the image and said “Papa es loco” – probably correct

Half an hour later we were at the Mirador ses Barques. We could see the port in the distance – it seemed a long way off. It was a good job we had left the cars at the Mirador. Back at the hotel we had plenty of time to enjoy a pint and relax in the sunshine.

11 Mir4ador ses Barques

The walk seemed harder in this direction involving about 450m of ascent but was well worth it for the views.

07 Coastal scenery

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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2 Responses to Cala Tuent to the Mirador ses Barques

  1. Marie says:

    Just beautiful! I was impressed with the delicate beauty of the foxglove growing from a crack in a rock. You are really living life. (Good on Ya)

  2. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous place.

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