A week in Mallorca (Part 2) – Alcudia peninsula

We spent the morning snorkelling in the pretty bay we found yesterday (Cala en Gossalba). This holiday was the first time that I’d been snorkelling and this bay proved to be a fascinating introduction. We saw star fish, mackeral, anemones, a sea cucumber and lots and lots of fish, some alone and others in huge shoals that hung around us for safety. We also saw quite a few jellyfish, I don’t like them very much and at any point when I thought I was becoming surrounded, I made a bid for the shallower water near the beach!

After my nose had been sufficiently crushed by the snorkel mask and after I had tasted enough seawater, we packed up and went to look around the Alcudia Peninsula. This area is just south of Puerto Pollenca, where we were staying, and boasts a pretty line of hills. We walked along the edge of the peninsula to a viewpoint on the northern tip and then, after looking at the magnificant views over Cap des Pinar and the Formentor peninsula, we headed to the top of one of the hills before heading back.

Richard on the Alcudia peninsula with the Formentor peninsula in the background
Looking out over the Cap des Pinar