Thursday, November 20, 2014

Walking at Cavalleria Beach

Since I went to Cavalleria Lighthouse last week, I've been thinking in walking on the beach nearby. There was absolutely nobody there when I returned. Not even footprints on the sand.

Trochoidea Trochoides is a species of air-breathing land snail not rare in Menorca. Its habitats are dry vegetation in coastal vicinity, usually in dunes, also in ruderal habitats with similar vegetation. It can be found in Algeria, Tunisia and Spain and Adriatic Coasts.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cavalleria Lighthouse

In 1857 a lighthouse was built on the most northern point of Menorca, called Cavalleria under the petition of the authorities of the island, due to the frequency of wrecks taking place on the northern coast. The lighthouse tower is 15 metres high and it is located 94 metres above the sea level. It shows two white lights every ten seconds and reaches a maximum of 32 nautical miles.

In fact, more than 700 wrecks between the 14th and the 19th centuries are documented in different charts. According to these written records, many of them wrecked during the 18th and 19th centuries, such as San Josef (1712), La Asunción (1821), San Jaume (1892) and Bourgianen (1900). Two of them, La Asunción and Bourgianen have been located in the past few years.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Taula at Binimasso and San Nicolas Farmhouse

 A headless taula (T-shaped stone setting) and other standing stones stand on a bush which seems like an island in a field, and a talayot (bloc piled tower) stand across a road.

San Nicolas, near Ciutadella.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Punta Nati. Ciutadella.

Punta Nati Cape is located further northwest of the island located in the town of Ciutadella. This area is characterized by rocky and barren landscape, impressive precisely because of its hardness. Only a few specimens  of the plant world that survive in this desert-like landscape.

Ecballiuem Elaterium also called squirting cucumber.

The lighthouse, which is a few tens of meters high above the cliffs was built in 1913 as a result of a dramatic shipwrecks, the "General Chanzy "covering the journey Marseille-Algiers that killed more than 200 people and only one survived. The lighthouse, which was inhabited until the second half of the twentieth century, has a white tower, a dome and aluminum flashlight. Also has large housing units for the old lighthouse keeper and a courtyard surrounded by a stone wall. To the right of the lighthouse are the remains of an observatory and a battery built during the civil war.

The coordinates of this lighthouse are: 40 º 3 '0.20 "N 3 º 49' 24,91" E,