Visiting the little sister….
Majorca is the big island, Menorca is the baby sister. And good thing that it was small – our day on Menorca was windy and cold, so the last thing we wanted to do was spend a lot of time outside exploring.
In spite of the sunshine, we had felt the chill when we headed to breakfast on board, so fortunately were equipped with jackets on going ashore to check out the little town of Mahon. For this we were very grateful. Despite this, after a short walk around the small marketplace, the historic centre and along the marina, we headed back to our floating home and relaxed there for the rest of the day.
We realised that the wind was exceptional when the captain informed us that the large yacht berthed next to us had taken almost 24 hours longer than planned to get there from Sardinia – because of strong winds and rough seas. We hoped it would be better when we crossed the same waters that night! In spite of the conditions, we were able to enjoy a lovely view out of the picture windows of one of the lounges as we sipped our drinks and sailed out the archipelago. Unfortunately, one of the other passengers was not immune to the big swells – we sat at our table in the dining room, amazed at the thoroughness of the cleaning team cleaning up after a nasty incident. Good thing we had our sea legs!