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The first week of the holiday was active, exploring the island from our base at Santa Ponsa, about 20 km (approx 12 miles) West of Palma, whereas a good part of the second week was spent relaxing on the beach at Magaluf - see below.


On the second Sunday we started walking East from Santa Ponsa.  The weather was baking but there was a pleasant breeze to keep us cool and a plan to find somewhere to swim.  The cliffs were high but we hoped to get to a lovely stretch of coast close to the spectacular Islas Malgrats.  This was not to be as a large outward sloping wall blocked the only access, so we carried on, walking the C1 cycling route.  Fringed on either side by pink and white oleander bushes and wide enough to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists with ease, the route took us through arable farmland and mountain views, inland to Son Ferrer, 6 km from where we started!! 


What to do?  The intention had not been to walk so far, but the breeze and the fact that buses were running decided it - we would carry on to Magaluf 6 km ahead and catch the bus back.


Expectations weren't high, which made the first sighting of this beach even more breathtaking!    Plus, it was off season, so quieter and there were days of constant sunshine!


Straw parasols for shade and loungers for comfort, to read or watch the activity in and on the water.


Below, looking across the Bay of Palma, with Isla de sa Porrassa or Black Lizard Island, in the foreground.


Watching one afternoon as a wisp of smoke developed into a full blown fire in the mountains (Randa Massif) not far from the airport. 


Beautiful beach, great view.


Crystal clear warm water, perfect temperature!


Click to enlarge, copyright Lesley Ninnes.

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