Ferry to Mallorca


Sarah gave us a guided tour of the city, starting with a covered former market hall which is now devoted to shops and cafes, in one of which Christine, Sarah and Rowan tried the local drink horchata while I stuck to coffee. The city was very noisy again of course as Fallas week was nearing its conclusion with ninots everywhere.

We strolled along Passeig de la Petxina, the dried up river bed, and on to the City of Arts and Sciences to wander round this impressive complex and visit the ninot exhibition showing figures from past years. It was very popular with a large number of exhibits in categories, including a childrens section. We lunched at an excellent Lebanese restaurant then toured the old part of the city. Back at our hostel, we packed up our bikes and met Sarah for an evening snack at the nearby Dulce de Leche cafe then cycled to the port in the dark.

It was only a short distance to the boat but we had to endure the farce of squeezing our bikes onto the packed bus for the 22:15 sailing and then a sleepless night on recling seats. It’s a pity there was no daytime sailing.