Monthly Archives: May 2018

El Firo 2018.

It was on Sunday 11th May in the year 1561 that the Moors invaded Soller.  The subsequent battle and the victory of the people of Soller over the Moors is what we are celebrating today. Many locals dress up as … Continue reading

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Up and down the Barranc de Biniaraix.

It was the first Monday after the second Sunday in May and in Soller that can only mean one thing. It is Fiesta Day- El Firo. I wanted to do a decent walk so I joined Tony and Janice on … Continue reading

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The Tall Ships leave Liverpool.

It’s Bank Holiday Monday and this afternoon I joined hundreds of other people down on Crosby Beach to watch the Tall Ships leave Liverpool en route to Dublin. It was a beautiful warm day and a bit hazy for photography … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the Festival.

It is the second Sunday in May and the people of Soller are gearing up for the Festival. A celebration of the victory of the Sollerics over the Turks in 1561. Many of the houses are decorated with flags. The … Continue reading

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A stroll round Cuber Reservoir

Today we were off on just a short stroll round Cuber Reservoir. The starting point of so many walks in Mallorca. It had been a very wet winter and spring in Mallorca and I had never seen the reservoir so … Continue reading

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Mam Tor and the Great Ridge with Crosby Rambling Club.

At the weekend I was in Castleton with my local rambling club. I was doing the ‘B’ walk and our aim was to climb up Mam Tor and walk along the Great Ridge. This walk was voted 10th in Britain’s … Continue reading

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Cami de Sa Figuera

Back to normal. We woke up to blue skies and sunshine with hardly a ripple on the water. Krystl, Bill and myself decided to do the short walk into Soller via the Cami de Sa Figuera. We took it very … Continue reading

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A stroll round Soller

Today was the first full day of my holiday but after a very long day yesterday, all I needed was an easy stroll. Jean and I started with a walk round the bay. I was surprised to see a rabbit … Continue reading

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On foot in Mallorca

It’s May and once again I am out at Porto Soller in Mallorca to do some of my favourite walks. After hanging around at the airport for what seemed like hours and then sitting on the plane I needed to … Continue reading

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Discarded Millwheel.

Here is my entry for this weeks Monochrome Madness challenge run by Leanne Cole. It is one of the many discarded Millwheels left on the gritstone edges in the Peak District. It was the end of an era.

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