Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Panerai Trophy 2013

Over fifty yachts built between 1903 and 1975, representing 12 countries, are compiting at race areas of Mahón from agust 29th untill agust 31st. The Panerai Thophy is without a doubt the most important encounter of the classic yachts circuit in Spain and one of the top regattas in the international calendar.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hotel Guests kayaking in the harbour

Nice morning kayaking in the harbour with some hotel guests. A lot maritime traffic in and out of the bay, mainly yachts...

 Alan & Angie crossing the harbour

But some bigger ones also. It's been like dancing with elephants! 

Acciona Ferry to Barcelona

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gianluca et Jean-François

Minorque en été. Bons amis, et moment de détente dans le solaire.  
Devrait être un morceau de paradis.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Had not been to Algaiarens since April. The difference between the picture I took then and this one is clearly evident. The beach now, in August has become very popular, full of families who go there to spend the day by the sea.

Only at the end of the day returns to quiet showing at the beginning and end of the season.

When returning, we saw an egyptian vulture fly high at dusk. Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus)  are sedentary on the island, though not very numerous.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Last night has been the best moment to observe this year this spectacular event.

The Perseids  are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle.  The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.

In some parts of Catholic Sphere, The Perseids are also known as the tears of Saint Lawrence, because August 10th. is the day of this saint and in the Middle Age that was associated with the tears that poured Saint Lawrence when he was burned in his martyrdom.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flower of the Sand, and our gratitude to Mr. Wilson.

Lliri d'arenal. Pancratium Maritimum is a bulbous perennial with a long neck and glaucous, broadly linear leaves, evergreen, but the leaves often die back during hot summers. Scape to 40 centimetres (16 in). Flowers 3–15 in an umbel, up to 15 cm (6 in) long, white. Corona two-thirds as long as the tepals. The flowers have a pleasing, exotic and very subtle lily scent, which only becomes apparent during still, windless summer nights that allow the delicate fragrance to become perceptible. Flowering is from August to October.

The Flower of the Sand at Cala'n Tortuga.

I would like to show our gratitude to Mr. Wilson, a huge artist and even better person, that year after year, visit us together with Mrs. Wilson, and that gave us a beautiful watercolor of the entrance to our Hotel

The work of Mr. Wilson, hung in the Hall

Monday, August 5, 2013

Phoenix 2 Super Yacht in the harbour and a sunset in Cala Mesquida

Luxury yacht Phoenix 2 owned by Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk was all day yesterday at anchor in the Port of Mahón. Between Hotel del Almirante and the Golden Farm.

Phoenix 2 view from the Hotel Terrace

Sunset at Cala Mesquida

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Eucalyptus and Santa Clementina

Generally, trees in Menorca are not very high. It is believed that the reason for this is both the dryness of the summer and poor soil composition. The Eucalyptus, however, grow healthy in some areas of the island. Typically are isolated individuals or small groups.

A Eucalyptus at the entrance of Santa Clementina.

Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs (including a distinct group with a multiple-stem mallee growth habit) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Members of the genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia, and a very small number are found in adjacent areas of New Guinea and Indonesia.

It was introduced in Menorca around 1800 and since then, it has been used in home remedies for potions and ointments and therefore appreciated and cared for in the places where it grows.
The farmhouse of Santa Clementina, has a privileged location in the northern lands of the island