|Magnificent sunset at Santa Ponsa - Mallorca|
|Another fine dinner on Alcheringa.|
|The before shot. Thunder head bearing down on us in Santa Ponsa|
While we were trying to extricate ourselves from the ketch, a large catamaran suddenly appeared out of the gloom bearing straight down on us. Rob went full astern but we copped a pretty big hit on the bow and it then scraped along the hull before t-boning a Brit yacht next to us which bore the brunt of it being hit right along the side smashing stanchions, GPS and Naxtex equipment and who knows what else. Our dingy was capsized as we emergency reversed away from the catamaran but fortunately the outboard stayed firmly attached to its transom. The second line we’d attached ensured at least we still had a dingy. We saw four fly past that had broken free during the storm but there were probably more.
|The after shot. This charter boat was wedged solidly up on the rocks.|
Note how calm the water is only 20 minutes or so after the storm's passing.
Sorry. We were a bit too busy to get any during shots
However Karen was having a particularly bad day. For a start her first salon blow dry in six months was totally wasted as she now looked like a drowned spaniel, and, like all of us, her clothes were drenched. She quickly changed into dry clothes but as we were recovering the outboard off the dingy, she promptly slipped off the swim platform with a huge splash into what was now filthy water covered in rubbish that had raced out of the town's drains into the bay. The good news was she managed to not lose her glasses which were luckily tangled in her hair when she surfaced. The bad news was that not only was her blow dry wasted, but now so to was the pampering shampoo and conditioning she'd had. Could it get worse? Yep. She was wearing her absolute last dry change of clothes when she fell in. Everything else she owned was in at the laundry service. She looked very elegant having dinner that evening wearing one of Rob's t-shirts as a dress.
|Washing delivery complete with new paddles from the toy shop.|
|We noticed this mob lining the beach ready to race and figured we better|
paddle ashore before they got going. Thankfully we didn't end up in
the middle of them. It's easy to imagine the mayhem
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