Thursday, 15 October 2009

Back again!

Malcolm and I arrived back in Blighty around noon today after a wonderful week in Mallorca. We had a car for the week and drove around the island visiting all the 'nooks and crannies' we hadn't seen before - as well as a couple we had visited, but needed a second look.
Friday, we took a trip across to the west side to have a look at Puerto de Soller.
The small port lies in a natural 'bowl' at the foot of the highest mountains on the island. Because of this protected atmosphere, the village enjoys a micro-climate and frequently feels much hotter than the rest of the island.
Popular with tourists, the water in the bay is usually calm and full of small fishing boats as well as the yachts and motor cruisers of the rich and powerful.
Only a small place, it can get very busy in the height of the season, especially when the coach-loads of day-trippers arrive. The best thing about having your own transport, is that you can leave when it gets too busy!
Among the attractions of the village, is the small-gauge railway which runs between Soller and the capital, Palma. Built in 1912, it retains all of it's original charm.
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