Our next full day in Menorca began with a nice cup of coffee on the terrace now that we had purchased caffeine from the supermarket. As we had been good little tourists the day prior we decided that this day we'd be a bit more low key (read: lazy) That being said we decided to head to the southwest tip of the island to Cala en Bosch, a popular resort area with some lovely beaches and restaurants.
Either the weather was slightly cooler or the breeze was more pronounced this day, but it was very comfortable lying out in the sun and at times it almost felt like we weren't getting any color. Wrong. After a couple of hours I had had it with lying on my ass, so I got up and decided to do a little bit of exploring on the rocks that surrounded the inlet.
It is incredible how volcanic the rocks are - thankfully I had more legitimate shoes on, otherwise I'm not sure my sandals would have survived walking out on such jagged, hole-filled ground. Since it isn't yet full-on tourist season I could enjoy my walk with hardly anyone in sight and could
Lighthouse on the southwest-most point of the island
just enjoy looking out over the incredible blue sea.
Just to the west I could see the Faro d'Artrutx, the lighthouse that is situated on the southwest-most point of the island. While not much to look at the 1858 structure is a national monument and was declared as such in 2005.
Returning to our spot I lay out for another hour or so before Alex was hungry enough to leave and look for something for lunch. We didn't have much time since we had to depend on the brain-damaged bus schedule, so we figured we'd have some beers and a couple tapas. Choosing La Marinera, located just on the inland "lake"/port of Cala en Bosch, we had some delicious scallops as well as fried squid. Again the waiter didn't quite know what to think when we spoke Catalan. "Really? You look English". How disgusting - we're NOT from England, thank you very much.
We managed to catch our bus back to Ciutadella on time, but of course upon arrival we had just missed our bus to our resort area. Alex was neurotic about missing her interview she had via Skype at 4, but we managed to pass
the time by buying a giant chocolate-filled ensaïmada, a typical Balearic pastry whose name comes from the Mallorquí word for pork lard, saïm.
Finally back at Los Delfines, I showered and prepared a small spread of what we had in the house - ham, sobressada, bread, maó cheese, etc. - which was of course consumed with many a round of Pomada, the Menorcan gin and lemon combination. Since that clearly wasn't enough, we eventually decided to go across the street to Maxi's, a little restaurant on the water with absolutely incredible views of the sunset. There we enjoyed some shrimp sizzling in oil and garlic, steamed mussels in a marinara, and some Galician squid. When the sun finally went down the views were breathtaking - so many fiery colors out over the water. It was the perfect way to end our relaxing day.
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