S2 Leg 9 - Island of Ibiza (Part 1 of 2 - The Cala's)
Ibiza (pronounced I-betha) is a well known "party island" and is one of the five main inhabited islands of the Spanish Balearics.
Heading to Cala d'Hort with a detour through these two stunning rock islands.
There is a bay in the middle of the shorter island (Isla de es Vedranell) that was pretty cool to enter into.
View from inside the bay on the small island looking out to the taller island (Isla de es Vedra). The island, which is 413 metres tall, is part of the Cala d’Hort nature reserve and lies 1.5 miles off the coast at Cala d’Hort,
Definitely a great beach day with a cool view.
A few hours sail further up the coast, we arrived in Sant Antoni. The original location for dance-party bar Cafe Del Mar. The bar opened in 1980 to play chillout music to accompany the sunsets,
Aquarium Cap Blanc. Unique exhibition showcasing aquatic life, including fish & sea sponges, in an underground cavern.
The aquarium houses all local fish (groupers, rays, breams, etc.) and smaller specimens (serrans, wrasses, scorpionfish, etc.) can be observed in some adapted tanks distributed throughout the cave.
Final night in Sant Antoni. This cool sunset picture was taken by Kirsty off Let Go Lets Go. Tomorrow we are off to Cala Tarida.
Janine checking out our anchor to ensure it hit the sands not rocks or Posidonia Oceanica grass which is a protected ocean species and if you drop anchor on it you face fines.
From our DJI Mini 3 drone. Pretty cool to see the boat shadow on the ocean bottom. Love the crystal clear turquoise waters in these islands.
A twenty minute walk from the beach we found some interesting works of contemporary art. "The Doors"!
View from the cliff side at the end of our hike. Hey wait - where is Let Go Lets Go???
We get a call from Jon saying that their anchor got fouled on a rock as the boats all day were being circled with the changing wind directions and they came very close to hitting other boats so he dove the anchor and Kirsty drove the boat around to help get their chain off the rock. When he got everything sorted out another boat had come in and taken his spot so they are heading back to Cala D'Hort.
We set sail when we got back to the boat to have an awesome Code-D run down the coast to join back up with Let Go Lets Go.
Janine helmed the entire way and I played foredeck crew.
Final night on our Cala excursion of Ibiza. Tomorrow we sail to old town Evissa. Thanks Kirsty for an awesome picture.