My brother visited us this weekend and it was great to catch up after not seeing each other for a few months! We took the opportunity to visit Cabrera together, a group of islands 30 NM south of Palma which are a nature reserve and a national marine park. We had to book a permit to go there and a mooring buoy for two nights. Only 50 yachts maximum are allowed to go there at one point and you’re not allowed to anchor in order to preserve the seabed. There are no restaurants or shops and you’re not allowed to leave any rubbish behind.
Cabrera was absolutely stunning and one of the highlights of our trip so far. We all loved it and spent a special few days together on the islands. It has crystal clear water, plenty of marine life and very little light pollution. There’s also a castle dating back from the 15th century where French prisoners of war were held hostage.
Today we are back in Palma and as soon as we tied up to the pontoon the boys were begging me to do some schoolwork (even though it is Sunday and we normally have a day off). I’m not sure whether that has something to do with the fact that I’m such a fantastic teacher or whether they were hoping to earn some iPad time 😉
Tyrii also learned more about the Balearics and updated his country file with some key facts. The Balearics are an archipelago of 151 islands of which only 5 are inhabited (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera). They form an autonomous community and have their own flag and a long history of invasions! The official languages are Spanish and Catalan.