Cala hopping, coastal cruising & cove pottering around Mallorca’s Eastern, Northern coast is all well & good but too many perfect days can turn into weeks before you know it. Then its time to leave the land astern & go sailing.
Alcudia is the best departure point for Menorca & in our case a heading ENE & 35 Nm later, so a decent day sail. The 1st port you should come to is Cuitadella on Menorca. If not then time to brush up on Navigation or change your electronics, prepare for the Golf de Lions & next stop France. Assuming however all went well this is our favourite town on our neighbour Menorca. So if you have yet to make an acquaintance I suggest you do.
Approached via an entrance not unlike a big Callanque from South of France. The easy grandure of the buildings gives a hint that this was the original capital of Menorca –the sheltered entrance leads to a meandering quay side with YC carved into the stone (friendly & open to non members). Then follows a vibrant huddle of establishments squeezed between the rock & the quay. Opposite each an equally varied selection of planks & passerelle that belong to classic yachts from Cowes, plastic fantastics, gin palaces & the odd lost party boat likely on recovery from Ibiza.