Travel: Cycling to Cala Anguila, Mallorca

in #travel5 years ago (edited)

The summer is long is the Mediterranean, and I for one am a huge fan of that!

One of the main reasons I left the UK was to cure my lack of vitamin D by collecting plenty of sunshine. What better way to do this then by cycling with (behind) your girl in the autumn sunshine, in search of a beach to relax on.


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Today we decided to head south along the coast from our base in Cala Millor to Cala Anguila, which has a small beach 10 minutes from Porto Cristo on the east side of Mallorca, Spain. The word 'Cala' means 'Cove' or 'Creek', and in this context, a small sheltered bay. 'Anguila', is the Spanish word for 'Eel'.

Below are some images to help you visualize our location in the world.


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Map Location: !steemitworldmap 39.5222607 lat 3.3165264 long Cala Anguila Mallorca D3SCR

The cycle trip took around one hour, we tried to make the trip without checking the GPS, which undoubtedly means making a few wrong turns!

When you see a sign of your destination, it's always a good feeling:


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Arriving at the beach around 1pm, we locked our bikes to the nearest post (in a reserved parking area but hey, they are only bikes!) and headed to the front as for some reason, which we were to find out soon, was surprisingly empty. After setting up the towels, consuming some fruit and water, a large wave travelled up the slope and almost reached our camp - time to move back 10 metres!

For October, the temperature was good, time for a dip in the sea. Normally, we just leave our bags (containing phones, keys, wallets) and hope the people of the beach are good - if only for 10 minutes. The waves were fair for a Cala, which are normally known to be very tranquil.

I took a short walk up the rocks and took these photos to share.


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As we are trying to reach 3/4 Cala's during our stay, I've decided to rate these locations on the criteria below. Obviously, these are just my feelings and I should say that I prefer quiet/empty white sand, crystal clear beaches with amazing views, and will bring something to eat and find a suitable place to go pee if need be!

Sand: Soft, yellow, and clean

Sea: Clean but murky due to a good current today

Facilities: Restaurant, Showers, Sunbeds, Toilets - very good

Peacefulness: Busy for the time of year and not that secluded

Views: Excellent - It's a Cala!


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Awesome Steemit Stars (butchered to size) by @dandesign86 - Thanks Dan!

Overall, I give Cala Anguila 4 Steemit stars out of 5. It's a great location which is not too hard to reach, has excellent facilities, and scores highly on the natural beauty.

Here's a panoramic view to finish.

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Thank you very much for reading today's blog on our visit to Cala Anguila.

We hope to bring you more blogs of this kind during the month of October.

Asher

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This beach Looks awesome ! Im definitely a bit jealous hehe

One way I found to deal with belongings is to bring one of these waterproof bags, don't know what they are called really, but they don't cost much.

So what you do is you dig a pit cover it up and then put your towels on top of it. Later when you leave just dig it up again.

As long as it's the middle of the day no grown up is gonna start digging like crazy on the beach and you will have time to see and catch the thief before they find your buried treasure hehe

Make sure the towels don't get blown away by the wind otherwise you might have to be digging there for a while heheh

Nice tip! I can see some reasons why it could fail, I for one would be watching someone dig a hole waiting to dig up this treasure (is it bircoins or gold they are hiding?!) when the coast is clear 😁

A gust of wind could also spell disaster!

Hehe It definitely could end bad. Soon hopefully we can use a smart watch to do all payments, which of course should be water proof, and then we don't have to worry about the other stuff. I hear some people Chip their fingernails but that just isn't for me hehe

Smart watch for cash, keys, and phone sounds good!

And I've found chips under my nails more than once!

Looks like a great way to get that vitamin D. Cycling along the coast sounds fab.

Absolutely! Really good for me, and everyone I'm sure!

Thanks for stopping by 😁

Mallorca can be really nice, as long as you're not where majority of brits/germans go haha

Doh! Haha - cala millor? 😂

thanks so much for those fantastic pictures...but...but where is your bike? :) are you using a road bike? how about shifting? how about backpack ? cheers

Yes I did wonder if someone would ask! It's in my last post, but next post I'll take a few more!

It's a mountain bike with fairly slim 29 inch wheels - I love rolling past people!

Nice and good enjoy the travel and good smile :)

How enticing place and review ! Only the lack of peacefulness could make me avoid it ;-)
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Lovely!

Yes we are hoping to find a quieter Cala to visit soon.

Thanks for the doodle and comments, the lil alien(?) is adorable 😁

Nice post! Nothing wrong with an October beach day. Vitamin-D+!!!

Vitamin D saved my life!

What kind of bike you have BossmaN?

Did not see it clear enough in the other blog... Thx;)

Stay awesome!

Cannondale 29 inch - photos coming soon but this is the 'stock' photo

sweet!

Is that XT equip. on it? 29r is to huge for my little ass lolz:))

Wow, very good post and beautiful photos.

Woah! That looks like some awesome cycling and pretty cool beach as well. Now I really crave a good ocean swim!

For sure! Had one yesterday, the best way to 'earth' and cleanse the soul!

Couldn't agree more! There need to be some good waves though. Here in Korea the waves are pretty small... Still nice going for a swim every now and then. =)

That's very nice place sir @abh1245 im just wondering the peacefulness got only 2 star rates? Lol

Yes very busy so not ideal for a quiet day out if that's what you are looking for!

Looks a perfect day you had :D so amazing pics

I can see you are having fun. Enjoy yourself

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