We spent a few days on Mallorca with Jan’s sister Lynne and husband Peter in May 2019, based in the Port of Pollensa.
Saturday 4th May 2019 Travel to Mallorca
Jan drove us to East Midlands Airport where it was just a short walk from the long stay car park to check in with Jet2. Then we flew to Palma Mallorca where we were met by Lynne and Peter who took us to dinner at one of their favourite fish restaurants in Palma. Peter then drove us to their villa in the Port of Pollensa.
Sunday 5th May 2019
Peter and I walked up to Puig De Maria Monastery from Pollensa, about 3 miles in total, while Lynne and Jan walked around the town of Pollensa. The weather is good for walking, around 20°C with a cool breeze. Good views from the monastery at the top. We sat drinking a beer and passed the time with another Peter (from Hebden Bridge) who was in Mallorca for the bird watching.
After a slow walk down because my foot was hurting we had a wander around Pollensa. It was really busy with the Sunday market.
After a late lunch we headed out to the local nature reserve of Albufereta, near Alcudia, just a short drive from Port of Pollensa. Even though it was late afternoon there were lots of birds. The first was a Black Winged Stilt, then followed Little Egret, Corn Bunting, Shelduck, sandpiper, Ringed Plover and lots more. I thought I saw an Egyptian Vulture with it’s black and white wings but it dropped out of sight before I could confirm it.