We arrived in Palma Majorca yesterday at 2pm.It took a while to dock and we didnt have to apply chafing gear as our berth wasn't very frisky.We stayed for 24 hrs and most of us went into Palma for different reasons during the evening and then this morning.Not alot else happened -it was nice tp be in Palma -it's a beautiful part of the world.There is a really good bunch on board on this trip and it's good to be on board.We have just left Palma and are now heading towards Sardina which could take up to three days to sail there.So far the start of the trip is quite rough and wet , but everybody seems happy enough.
The morning started off grey and overcast with a tiny bit of drizzle. Bit of a change from the blue sunny skies of the previous day. First on the agenda for the day was Wheelies Aloft and the Assisted Climb. Several brave souls made a fantastic job of climbing up to the first platform for a good view out over the harbour. There were smiles all round at the achievement and they were rewarded for their efforts by some more of Graham's fabulous cakes at smoko. We were then let loose on the town for a few hours of shore leave.
Back on the ship a quick lunch was had and we were ready to leave harbour soon after. After setting a few of the sails we made a lovely job of sailing off the berth with only a brief blast of the engines necessary to stop the stern swinging round into the wall. Once out of the shelter of the harbour more sails were raised and we set off on a south easterly course along the southern coast of Mallorca. Later in the day the yards were braced and we turned to sail on a north easterly couse up the east coast of Mallorca towards Menorca with the plan being to turn on to a more easterly course the following day for the run across to Sardinia.