Category Archives: Mallorca

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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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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On foot in Mallorca.

It’s May and I am back in Mallorca for my walking holiday. Once again I am staying in Porto Soller, an ideal base for walking in the Sierra Tramuntana. After an early flight I am now checked in at my … Continue reading

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Monochrome moods in Mallorca

It’s the beginning of May and it will soon be time for me to head off to Mallorca  to do some walks in the Sierra Tramuntana.                                                         Clouds rolling in on the Archdukes Trail. I’ve been looking back at my … Continue reading

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Birthday Boy

After our walk in the mountains we were back in Porto Soller to celebrate Greg’s birthday. We all enjoyed a meal at the Hotel Marina. We even had a birthday cake and the hotel provided some Cava. An excellent evening.

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