Monday, May 7, 2012
We arrived in Port Soller and got settled into our Apartment. Nice place just accross the promenad at the beech. We will be here for 2 1/2 weeks so it's nice to settle in for awhile.
Port Soller is about 1/2 hour drive from Palma, the Capital city of Majorca. It's also only a few minutes away from the Village of Soller which is nestled amongst the Tramuntana range on the Northeast Coast of the Island. It's a very picturesque and quaint place.
Wondered around the Port for awhile, got some supplies for the apartment and had a nice dinner in the apartment which overlooks the valley. Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Walked to Soller(about 1/2 hour) and toured around for the day. Like most European towns, it has a Cathedral which forms the central part of the town. Soller has lots of restaurants, Hotels and tourist shops. It is surrounded by orange, lemons and olive groves which are plentiful in this part of the Island.
We took the antique, wooden train home which runs between Soller and the Port. This certainly fits with the atmosphere of the whole area.
at the apartment with more supplies and Debra made a fabulous Spagetti and meatball dinner with lots of Garlic. The tomato sauce was bought locally and the flavor was superb. Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
This area is known for it's hiking and biking trails and many enthusiast from around the world enjoy this mountainous area. Alot of German and British tourist come here for the beech, and many other activities.
We strike out for our day of hiking, leaving Port Soller for the 2 hour hike to Soller. These trails meander through hillside stone terraces that are filled with orange, olive and lemon trees. The only downside is the trails aren't well marked so it's easy to get lost.
We did okay to Soller however, got too ambitious, and on a different trail back to Port Soller, which was suppose to take another 2 hours, we got lost and spent a total of 7 hours out on the trail. Needless to say Debra was "crumpy" when we got home. Although tired, it was beautiful hiking through some of most picturesque countryside that you'll see in many travel magazines.
Dinner and to bed early tonight!!
SollerThursday, May 10th, 2012
Cathedral in Soller Town
Quiet day recovering from yesterday's long hike. We did tour around Port Soller and went for a short hike high above the village.
There was a small market in town which we bought some fresh Fruit and Vegetables. Tomorrow we're taking the train into Palma for the day. Friday, May 11, 2011
Walked to Soller, and caught the one hour train ride to Palma. Beautiful countryside view along the way.
Palma is a very metropolitan city of 400,000. Lots of shoe stores. Spent the balance of the day wondering around. It has a large Cathedral but we're now "Cathedraled out". We may go back another day. We did want to see the Musuem of Majorca but it was under major renovations. Took the 3:10 train to Soller as Debra insists I cook dinner tonight and I need lots of time to prepare!
Discovered how to unlock the door to the roof top of our apartment. Certainly worth figuring out as the pictures show.
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