IBIZA and FORMENTERA

We arrived to the island of Ibiza in the early evening of July 7th  and the first agenda was a swim by all.  We were in a small anchorage just above Puerto de San Antonio.   It struck us that we were now island cruising as the pace and atmosphere was so different to the mainland.    This was a charming anchorage with all the huts along the waterfront.  We commented it was the Spanish version of a Swedish “Sjöbod”.     The water temperature is now 27c.
Cala Salada, Ibiza

Cala Salada, Ibiza

As the sunset we enjoyed our  grilled meal and a nice red wine.
As Karolina was scheduled to fly out of Palma Mallorca on the 24th, we moved daily from one nice anchorage to another moving down the West coast  of Ibiza.
At this stage of our journey we are all starting to appreciate the Spanish Siesta.   The heat is so intense in the afternoon that we now understand WHY they have siesta.    Thank you Roland for insisting we install air conditioning, which at the time, I considered a bit extravagant.
Formentera anchorage

Formentera anchorage

We arrived to the next island of Formentera where the water is so crystal clear.   This is the only place thus far where we had jelly fish to content with and Roland got stung by one.     The next morning,  we would start early and brave the heat by walking inland to the village of San Francisco Javier.
There are many different nationalities living on this island and many are artisans so we enjoyed shopping.    Our spirits melted in the sun, we took the bus back.
Arriving back to the boat, after a swim and a short siesta it was now approaching the cocktail hour.   We took the dingy ashore to a restaurant on the beach.   The tables were set in the sand, covers were draped over the tree limbs to provide shade where it is so pleasant to  enjoy a drink or dining among nature.   We noticed that two gentleman sitting at a table with their families were getting head massages from two very good looking ladies.    When their massage was over, one gentleman handed the lady a 50 Euro tip and just as she took it with a big smile the wife yanked it out of her hand.     We were not sure how much tip she actually received from the wife, but everyone was in good humor.
Happy Hour at the Beach Bar

Happy Hour at the Beach Bar

Anchorage as seen from the Bar

Anchorage as seen from the Bar

 


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