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Living on a boat in a shipyard is little fun, but it was only 2 nights. Apart from the discomfort and dirt the boat didn’t move, no rocking, no halyards clacking, no creaks and water lapping. Just not right.

But all that was rectified on Friday morning when we were dropped back into the water. We refuelled and sailed out of Palma,  proper sailed, no engines!   We sailed out into the Bay of Palma doing a cracking 4 to 5 knots into a 12 knot breeze, like driving without the hand brake on!

We planned to return to Las Islets but when we got the the anchorage was full and offered no shelter to the wind so we moved onto an anchorage on north side of Punta de sa Porassa, the head land just north of Magaluf.  This was a farbetter choice as the headland sheltered us dfrom the strengthening southerly wind.

We briefly considered going ashore but the three premises at the jetty head were JJ’s Sports Bar, The Scotsman and the Welsh Mosquito; delightful establishments I am sure but we decided to stay on board and have a BBQ instead.