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Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 06-Jul-2012


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Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 06-Jul-2012
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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 20-Aug-2005

Formentera




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Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 06-Jul-2012
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Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1969

Illa de s'Empalmador (Anchorage)


Popular crowded anchorage. Nudity. Mud baths
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 19-Sep-2005

Mud Baths (Point of Interest)


A short distance behind the beach are mud baths that people love to wallow in.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 20-Aug-2005

Ibiza




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Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 06-Jul-2012
Ibiza is the nightclub capital of the Mediterranean.

We found that we were not qualified to attend, as we could not stay awake until 2 am when the clubs open, and we could not afford the 45 entrance fee or the 12 drinks.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Mar-2008

Ensenada de la Canal (Anchorage)


Very popular touristy beach where the all night clubbers hang out to recover from the night before and prepare for the revelry to come.

There are several, cool bars along the beach playing good music.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 21-Aug-2005

Ibiza Town (Anchorage)


We wanted to go to the Club Nautico, but after docking there we found out it was €104 for the night, so we high tailed it out to the harbor entrance to anchor.

We dingied ashore and had a fun evening in Ibiza.

We discovered that we were too old for the clubbing scene in Ibiza, mainly because we could not stay up late enough until the clubs open at 0200 and we also could not afford the €45 entrance fee or the €12 drinks.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 22-Aug-2005

Club Nautico (Marina)


We were quoted €104 per night for 12 meters, after we docked here. We left immediately and went to anchor at the harbor entrance.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Jul-2006

Playa d'es Caballet (Anchorage)


We anchored here during the day, but went round the corner to Ensenada dela Canal for the night.

This is an official nude beach. The southern part seems to be predominantly male couples.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Aug-2005

Cabo Negret (Anchorage)


Anchored here for lunch and swim.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 25-Aug-2005

Cala Salada (Anchorage)


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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Aug-2005

Cala Llentrissca (Anchorage)


A nice overnight anchorage with some fisherman huts on the beach and a few nudists from the villas above.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 26-Aug-2005

Ensenada de San Miquel (Anchorage)


We anchored toward the west of the bay. Nice resort town even though very touristy.

Took a tourist train up to Calle St Vincent through the town of St Joan where Mick jaggers daughter lives.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 27-Aug-2005

Delightful beach bar (Bar)


There is a wonderful beach bar out of the tourist path, on the little beach to the left
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Oct-2008

Isla de sa Ferradura (Point of Interest)


A very exclusive and expensive 14 acre resort on a private island. The island rents out for about $230,000 US dollars per week. or you could buy the whole thing for $40M.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Oct-2008

Cala San Vincente (Anchorage)


This was our step off point for Mallorca.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 30-Aug-2005
You can lose each other on a 38ft boat.

We woke up a bit groggy in the anchorage at 0430 to leave for Mallorca. While we were picking up the anchor on the bow in the dark, Jayne told me that she was going below to get a flashlight so that she could look for fishing pots.

With the anchor up I returned to the helm and started to motor out of the bay, but no sign of Jayne. I stuck my head down the hatch and called out to her, but no reply. Must be in the head.

A few moments later, still no Jayne, so I went below opened the head, no-one there. Maybe she went back to bed. Went to the fo'c'sle and felt around in the dark, no Jayne. Back to the head to check again. Maybe she collapsed on the floor. Turn on the light. She is nowhere below.

Thinking she must have gone overboard I went frantically running up to the cockpit, and started yelling her name back into the dark anchorage while awful images flashed through my mind.

That's when she answered calmly from the bow, "Yes, what's the problem".

I just whimpered quietly with relief and we continued to motor out of the bay.

The whole incident took no more than a few seconds, but it is one of the scariest sailing experiences that sticks most in my mind.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 29-Aug-2005

Portinatx (Anchorage)




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Alex & Carol [ Kotare ] 06-Jul-2012
We anchored in the little bay to the left.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 29-Aug-2005

P. K. Winter (Classifieds)


Hi,
we chartered a Baniteau 50 feet sailing boat (Alina) from K. P. Winter in Mallorca.
We experienced sevral issues that i hope no one would ever recommend during their holidays.
First of all we realised that, despite having signed a contract with Mr Winter sub-agent in Italy that set that we could leave the boat in Ibiza on saturday, Mr Winter said that the contract was invalid and that we should bring the boat to Palma.
Of course our flights were booked from Ibiza so we had to leave the boat in Ibiza one day earlier than expected (and paid for) sleeping at our own expenses in hotel in Ibiza...
Mr. Winter demonstrated no flexibility at all and no comprehension.
unfortunately we did not have any alternative but to accept his request.

Moreover the boat itself had several issues:

- Auto pilot broke down (the piston got stuck and we could not maneuver). We had to waste 1 day (half day stuck and half day in harbour) waiting for a technician to fix the issue. He confirmed that this issue was due to bad maintenance from the owner (Mr Winter). Once again Mr. Winter showed no comprehension and give us minimal support and of course no compensation for the time loss..
- Battery charger: old and not functioning properly
- Electronic main sail roller: we had several issues to arm and disarm the main sail as the sail would get stuck. on average it took us 30 mins to open and close the sail.. everyone that sails knows that electronic rollers are more pain than gain..
- The picture of the boat on the website showed that the entrance to the 5th cabin (bow) had access form one of the other cabins. in reality one could only access it from the bow deck. the toilet in this cabin is right beside the bed (someone sleeping in there should be extremely careful about not hitting with his head while sleeping.
- Dinghy: well, not an important issue here.. funny that the dingy has a completely different name from the "mother" boat!
- Cockpit table: extremely small table, not suitable to a boat with 5 cabins accommodating 12 ppl.
- Depth sounder: electronic deep sounder not working
- Fridge 12 V: pump to "clean" the fridge not working, so after a week we had to take everything out and clean "by hand"
- Sink sea water pump in the kitchen not working
- 1 water tank not working
- 1 of the two deck compasses (the one on the left steering wheels) has a 15 degree mistake / difference from the one on the right steering wheel


Well.. i leave it up to you to decide if it is worth chartering such a boat (and with such a company!)... we pesonally would never do that again...

Corrado [ Torino ] 01-Aug-2009