Living life on the hook (anchor to non yachties) can take it's toll on you, especially if you're not 100%. So, after nearly a week of Mark suffering with his back and no sign of it getting any better, we decided to head to Puerto de Andraitx and check into the marina so Mark could see a Chiropractor.
So, with no wind to speak of, I pulled up anchor and we headed off literally round the corner to the next bay. It took a couple of hours to get there, but the views were stunning on the way.
|Our first glimpse of Sierrra de Tramontana
Being in the marina in Puerto de Andraitx wasn't like being in other marinas where you're usually stuck on the edge of the town or village and have a 15 to 20 minute walk to get to shops or bars and restaurants. In the puerto it felt as though we were an integral part of the village, albeit we were on the water.
|Puerto de Andraitx at night
|Andraitx nestled at the foot of
Sierra de Tramontana
The views from our mooring buoy were beautiful. To the north east was the main town of Andraitx, nestled in the foot of the Sierra de Tramontana, a spectacular mountain range on the north coast of Mallorca. To the south west was the Mediterranean and where we saw a stunning sunset and moon rise.
|Sunset at Puerto de Andraitx
|Moonrise over Puerto de Andraitx
|The main street of Andraitx town
Most notable were the views from the church which is set proudly at the top of the steepest hill in the town. Having climbed the hill, we sat on the benches slightly red faced and glowing, looking down at Puerto de Andraitx, admiring the views. For some reason it made us quite reflective and we spent some time talking about how we had both started from humble beginnings to now living our dream through Offbeat's Adventures.
|Church of Santa Maria - Andraitx
|Rooftops of Andraitx
|View of Puerto de Andraitx