Now many superstitious people will say you should never start a voyage on a Friday and for some the very thought of Friday the 13th would of have them staying firmly tied to the dock. We however were very keen to get away from the marina before all the charter boats started arriving back in from about lunchtime. It may have been nice and quiet during the week but Friday and Saturdays are absolute bedlam.
|Marc had the honour of helming us out of the harbour and into Palma Bay|
Conditions were perfect for our first time out with the breeze light but more than enough for us to sail along nicely downwind towards our first anchorage. We all took turns on the helm and revelled at simply being on the water in our own boat. Sailing peacefully past bays packed with big resorts and all the hurly burly that goes with them was a fantastic way to unwind after the past month’s dramas buying the boat.
|Karen trimming the headsail|
|Rob's turn at the wheel as we sail Alcheringa away for the first time|
|We were all enjoying the water pretty quickly after getting the anchor down|
|Early morning before the day tripper hordes arrived at Cala Portals|
|The water at Cala Portals was beautiful|
|Alcheringa at anchor in Cala Portals|
|Ancient tombs at Cala Portals dating back to about 300BC|
|The rock carvings were fantastic|
|The tombs went a long way back into the solid stone|
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|Looking out at Cala Portals from inside the Tombs|