Peter Bargh

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February 20th, 2016

Cap Gros coastal path

After breakfast I caught a bus from Port de Pollenca to Palma, and bus from Palma to Port Soller. On the Pollenca bus I sat near a young mother with her child who had a bad case of chicken pox. I’ve already had it so no fear of catching, but I still felt contaminated! It wasn’t air conditioned and the ride seemed to take forever.

After unpacking I walked around the Port anti-clockwise to Cap Gros Lighthouse near Muleta, then saw a path following the cliff edge around Cap Gros and followed this to what appeared to be a dead end. A German women was ahead so I asked her the route. She didn’t seem to know and we came to another dead end. I spotted a local resting and asked him. He said it was not possible to walk the coast and I should go back to the main path. I however had a map from the tourist office that showed a path, so decided to recheck.

After looking I found a faint red arrow on one of the rocks. I pointed this out to the German women but she was clearly not impressed. So I headed off alone down a rugged path with little sign of previous walkers. But the signs were there occasional cairns helped me guide through the terrain. It took me up and down in a wiggly course, along the cliff tops and some superb views of the coastline.

Eventually I came to a point where the path appeared to end again. It was getting late and time was running out. After a while I managed to find the way again…and ended up on the end of a residential cul de sac. Following this out brought me back to the GR 221 and an hour later I was safely back at the port.

February 19th, 2016

Hotel Sis Pins

I booked to stay another night as the hotel Sis Pins was really good. Continental breakfast was self service with a good choice of meats and cereals, and a full English on offer delivered to the table by friendly staff. Everyone in this hotel seemed happy, so it made it perfect to stay in. It wasn’t great weather so the seating was inside the restaurant area but the window tables had a good view of the sea front. The room was good too and had tea/coffee, decent shower and balcony overlooking a side street.

In the evening I had Chinese buffet for 9.95euro which included chicken noodle soup, followed by sweet and sour chicken and finished with coffee.

February 18th, 2016

To Port de Pollenca on GR221

I booked a night B&B in Hotel Sis Pins in Port de Pollenca, so decided to walk the GR221 from Lluc with my baggage on my back. This takes you through the woodland, and slowly down the mountains into Pollenca, followed by riverside walk most of way to Port de Pollenca. It too five hours and my leg was playing up on the last stretch.

When I’d unloaded my baggage I walked along the coast. Quite a calm relaxing place, but the weather was dull, and rain in the air. I wandered around to Placa Miguel Capllonch and had dinner there.