Friday, 6 November 2009

Mallorcan Miscellany

Port de Soller is a popular destination for walkers from all over Europe as well as people living or holidaying on the other side of the mountains. Although the express coaches are faster and cheaper many travel from Palma by the electric train through the mountains to Soller where they take the tram down to the port.

Soller

The tram can just be seen above near the centre of the picture

Soller tram

The tram (in case you didn’t spot it in the first one)

 

the beach 

The beach

Cerveza Grande

Cerveza Grande

afternoon red wine

Why not?

The mountains around the port hide the sunrise and the hills beyond the harbour conceal the sunsets even after the late afternoon clouds have drifted through, if they do. Late in the week we saw the afternoon clouds dispersing above Cuber (immediately below) and decided to go out to one of the lighthouses above the harbour to watch the sun disappearing below the horizon. As a sunset it was much more than we could have hoped for.

High Clouds above Cuber

High clouds above Cuber

Sunset 1

Sunset 2 

Sunset 3

Sunset 4

5 comments:

  1. The photography on your blog is superb.

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  2. Beautiful photos from my paradise on earth! Found you by Google Search on Soller. Spend 3-4 weeks in Puerto de Soller every summer. Looking forward to my next stay in May/June.

    You are welcome to visit my blog "Thoughts about travelling and every day life". Written in Norwegian, but you can use Google Translate Website in left column. Some funny translations from Google, but you will understand the meaning. You can also sort for categories in left column.

    Copy and paste this link:
    http://sollerlover.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful photos from my Paradise on Earth. I use to stay 3-4 weeks in Puerto de Soller every summer. Looking forward to my stay in May/June.

    Found your blog by Google Search on Soller.

    I have posten much about Soller in my blog.
    You are welcome to visit "Thoughts about travelling and every day life". Written in Norwegian, but you can use Google Translate Website in left column. Some funny translations from Google, but you will understand the meaning. You can also sort for categories in left column.

    Copy and paste this link:
    http://sollerlover.blogspot.com

    Best regards
    Senora Randi

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  4. As always some stunning photography!

    Who knew Mallorca had such varied terrain and weather!

    It's always nice to recharge the batteries with some winter sun before it hits if full!

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  5. Reminded me of our climbing trip to Port de Pollenca last year, it is a truly beautiful island not just sun sea and san miguel in Magaluf !!

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