Monday, October 26, 2015

Season 2015. Game Over.

It's been a long Season but it is now over.

Last Guests, Mr. & Mrs. Lee, Mr. & Mrs. Kersey and Mr. & Mrs. Houghton left on Saturday evening and the Hotel del Almirante has already closed its doors until late April 2016.

Nice meal with all the Staff in Es Casino de Sant Climent. Time to say goodbye and show out gratitude to Satur who has been for many, many years our right hand man. He retires this winter. We will certainly miss him althought he will always be in the Almirante's memories, and also I have the feeling we will keep seing him very often.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wild berries at 'Sa Sella'

'Sa Sella' is a rocky hill whose shape vaguely resembles a saddle. It is a well known area because it produces great variety of wild mushrooms in the Autumn season.

On my first visit there this year I have seen no sign of them, but there was many wild berries. Food for birds.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Sa Cudia Cremada. The thirty-third Taula.

The Taulas are those T-shaped stone monument that are found scattered around the island.

Archaeologists and researchers who have worked on this subject had cited so far 32 of these monuments, although only 13 remain erect. Now one more have been found at Sa Cudia Cremada.

A methodical excavation will be required to dictate its size, but its authenticity seems it is beyond any doubt

The Talayotic people who created these megaliths never documented the exact purpose of the mysterious stone monuments they left behind. Now, thousands of years later, researchers and archaeologists are trying to identify why they were built.

The Menorcan taulas all share the same basic features. They are set in a horseshoe enclosure with a wall of surrounding stones. Its entrance lays opposite the front face of the stone monument. Another common feature of the taulas is that they generally face a southernly direction with an unobstructed view of the horizon. Additionally, these taulas are unique to the Island of Menorca and located nowhere else in the Balearic Islands.

 A talayot. Part of the same prehistorical village.

The team of archaeologist who had been running this project have made in 2015 a fieldwork and have also launched a crowdfunding campaign. You can get involved in this project and support it in the following link:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

End of September with an Explosive Cyclogenesis

A very intense and rapidly deepening and intensifying storm passed yesterday over Menorca.

Several minor damages were hold in the island but aparently there was nobody injuried.

Here are some of the isobaric maps already that  reflected what it happened.

 This surface map clearly shows a well developed storm that can be categorized as a wather bomb due to its signature pressure drop. 

Fortunately it is sunny and bright -althought windy- today.