By now Johann is really getting anxious to get some more internet time on his IPad and we have to find a bilingual Spanish-English person to help us. We anchored at Cala de Addaya and went ashore to a restaurant and found Bruce (a Pom that has been living there and could speak and read Spanish) to help us. The town has a little beach with houses (more units than houses) right on the walkway to the beach! They have beach chairs on the pavement and within 3 steps from the beach! That is what I would call a beach house!
We had lunch there ad moved on to Fornells (pronounced by the locals as Fronase) and had to anchor in very thick weed. Our previous experience with weed (San Antonio) made us slightly uncomfortable and with the hazy skies we knew something was brewing in the weather. The haziness was a sand/dust storm from the North east and soon the whole deck was covered in red dust! The wind picked up and all hell broke loose within minutes it was howling! That is the Med’s weather for you – one moment clear blue skies the next a stormy wind sweeping you away!
A big power yacht astern of us was suddenly floating like a cork and dragged all the way (about 400metres) to the channel before the two people on board realised what was happening. The boat next to us dragged way past us but this time we had to stay put as it looked as if we are heading the that way too and was ready to re-anchor. So we did … the wind dropped down and we could go ashore to see what Fornells looks like. After nibblies/ tapas on board we decided to just have an entrée ashore. The shops were distracting (again … remember I have a support now with me and she did not miss an open door!) and after a while Johann was getting nervous with the wind that has changed 180 degrees and was afraid the anchor might get dislodged and dragged. Lientjie and I had to run back to the Fudge and sweets display on the side of the road (it is massive!) before jumping into an already moving dinghy if we wanted a lift back to the boat!
We ended up having a peaceful uneventful night’s sleep, missed out on a meal ashore and woke up with a red dusted messy boat! A quick rinse of the deck and we left Fornells early the next morning.
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