Category Archives: Mallorca

A visit to Valldemossa.

We caught the bus from Soller to Valldemossa following the C-710 as it twists and turns round the many hairpin bends high above the coast. Valldemossa is the highest town in Mallorca and is dominated by the Real Cartuja, the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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