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El Firo 2017

May 15th. It’s the first Monday after the second Sunday in May. In Soller that can only mean one thing – It’s Fiesta Day, El Firo. A chance to celebrate the victory by the Christians over the Moors in 1561. … Continue reading

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A visit to Raixa

We decided to have a day off from walking and visited Raixa, a country estate situated close to Bunyola. Raixa was originally an Arabian estate but following the conquest of Mallorca by King James 1 of Aragon in 1229 the … Continue reading

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Puig de Tossals Verds from Cuber Reservoir.

My walk today started at Cuber Reservoir and from there I climbed to the top of Puig de Tossals Verds. The summit is at 1115 metres so it is quite a climb and part of it is pathless. But it … Continue reading

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Picturesque Cala S’Estaca.

Today was a fairly easy day, just a short walk down to the picturesque Cala S’Estaca. We drove down the narrow road leading to Port de Valldemossa and after many hairpin bends we managed to find a parking place close … Continue reading

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Cuber to Soller via the Cami Vell

Today we travelled to Cuber Reservoir from where I thought we were going to do the three peaks, Sa Rateta, Na Franquera and L’Ofre. Weather conditions were perfect as we gazed across at the radar installation on Puig Major. Walking … Continue reading

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Mallorca in Monochrome

I am in Mallorca doing a bit of walking and photography. I will write up the walks when I get home but I thought I would post a couple of images. The first two were taken at Cuber Reservoir at … Continue reading

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Sermon on the mount.

Greg, the hermit,, has come out of his cave on the Archduke’s Trail to preach on mount d’Alaro. Earlier in the day, Bill had lost his step counter, so the Sermon was from the first book of Guinness. The Parable … Continue reading

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