Sheila came back yesterday and today we joined a German group for a hike to the necropolis at the public estate Son Real. This is not far from us, but we had never been there. For many centuries, the necropolis was the grave yard for the upper classes on the island, today there are empty graves with a view. The weather was great, and of course we went for a long lunch afterwards.
We wish all a happy and blessed new year 2019. We celebrated into it with Jenkins who are staying close by. Today we have calm and sunny weather, a teaser for the calmas de enero, which usually occur in the middle of January. Sheila took the kayak for a spin to enjoy the weather.
We returned to Mallorca today, it is sunny and warm here. Feels very good to sit on our quiet patio after all the Christmas excitement. In the background is the castle of La Fortaleza, where parts of the series the Night Manager were filmed. The film contains some beautiful shots of Pollenca Bay with the views we enjoy from our patio.
Jessica became a British citizen today, and Sheila who had helped her with the application went to Manchester to attend the ceremony. Great that this somewhat complicated process is completed now!
I stayed in Mallorca. One of the things I like doing is walking barefoot on a sandy beach in the sun. I indulged this passion for three hours today on the beach in the Bay of Alcudia. In summer this is terribly crowded and full of sun umbrellas and chairs, today there were only a few other wanderers like me.
Letzten Donnerstag haben wir unsere Gäste verabschiedet und wir sind jetzt eine Woche allein. Das Wochenende war dennoch recht gefüllt mit einem Abendessen in Sa Pobla am Donnerstag, einer deutschen Wanderung am Freitag, Mittagessen bei Freunden in Santanyi am Samstag und einem Jazzkonzert in der Kulturfinca Son Baulo heute. Das Wetter ist weiterhin sonnig und warm, bis zwanzig Grad mittags. Nächste Woche kann ich mich erholen und Golf spielen, Sheila fliegt nach Manchester.