Adamanda's Menorca Boating

To keep us from the evil Nürburgring at Easter we thought we'd try something new, so with friends we chartered a Sealine S34 from Quaysport Menorca. It was at the low-season rate, so split 4 ways it was surprisingly affordable.

None of us had done any boating before, so the first job was to learn to drive. The RYA Day Skipper course was arguably excessive for dribbling around secluded coves in the Med, and would have committed more of our holiday to the course, so we opted for International Certificate of Competence. At the end of the course, we were confident that we could distinguish bow from stern :-)

Quaysport arranged an excellent instructor. There was plenty of opportunity for relaxing while waiting our turn at the wheel, and the instruction was fun too.

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Boating
Amanda Amanda & Vicky
7:30 on the plane 1 hour to go
Mand on the plane
Mand on the plane
bikini babe
The obligatory boat-brochure bikini-babe shot
Adam Adam & Alan
Adam & bunny
The crucial "the bunny comes out of the hole" part of tying a bowline
Mooring alongside
Amanda Amanda
Searenity's mooring
Searenity's mooring in Cala Llonga - the gap in the middle!
Searenity moored
Stern-to mooring was a lot easier than we thought, though perhaps it was made easy by perfectly still water & no wind :-)
Boating Scenery
Es Castell
Es Castell cove (near our apartment)
Mahon harbour-front
Mahón harbour-front
Cala Llonga
Cala Llonga, with the Quaysport mooring in the foreground
Cala Llonga
Quaysport mooring from the other side of the cove
Scenery
taula
One of the many taula (from around 1200BC)
Monte Toro
Monte Toro, Menorca's highest point is home to a convent, an army camp and a lot of radio masts. Here Jesus spreads his arms, saying "look at my bandwidth!" :-)
Adamanda