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Published: July 20th 2012
Having lived here last year, we thankfully know our way around this time, and so it only takes us ten minutes to find the hotel instead of an hour like it did last year. The hotel is pretty basic but our room is quite big and will definitely do until we manage to sort something else out. The only downside is that the swimming pool has no water in it, but that doesn’t really bother us as we have the car and can therefore head out to some nice beaches instead. Having stocked up on some basic food and drink, we head out to cala salada, one of our favourite beaches on the island. Its only downside is that it is rocks rather than sand, but you can’t beat it for views or the clear, crystal water.
When we get there we are almost blown away -the rocky pebbly beach has all been regenerated and is now covered with lovely golden sand and clear turquoise water. We didn’t think the beach could get much better but it has. A lazy day spent at the beach and then a lazy night cooking some food and drinking wine before catching up on
some 24 (one of the best extra pressies we’ve been given- thanks mum and dad). The next week basically repeats the same pattern and we almost forget that we’re going to have to start work soon L. We’ve caught up with a number of friends from the previous year, and feel a lot more like we live here rather than just being tourists.
On the day before Greg starts work, we decide we should take a last trip out to a pretty little beach called Es Cubells, which is on the other side of the island. Unfortunately when we go to get the car a few hours later, we realise that the side window of wee Charlie has been smashed in and our car cd player and sat nav system have been stolen. It’s a bit off a kick in the teeth, but in all the time we’ve been travelling we’ve never had any problems so we’ve probably been quite lucky this is the first time we’ve experienced anything like this. We report it to the police who tell us it is quite a common thing, especially at smaller, quieter beaches like where we were. We phone the car
insurance company to see if we can claim the cost back on the insurance, but there is a 75 pounds excess, and its going to cost us 120 euros to fix so for the sake of about twenty pounds difference we decide to just pay it ourselves. Rather than have a relaxing last evening, we end up running about trying to find a garage that is open and sorting out the payment to get it fixed.
The next day we get it completely sorted and ultimately all we’ve lost is a cheap cd player and a 5 year old sat nav system. It could have been worse, they could have stolen wee Charlie. Its put a slight dampner on things but we cant let it bring us down and I of all people have been surprisingly calm about it and greg is impressed. We go to our local supermarket and chat to the owner who we know from last year and tell him what happened. He empathises but says at the end of the day you have to believe in karma and it’ll come back round to us in a good way. He’s right and within the next two days we’ve managed to secure a lovely little one bed apartment right on the harbour which is relatively cheap and I’ve blagged a trial at a restaurant where greg’s friend works. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
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