In June, just a few days before I was to leave Mallorca for Michigan, I had every intention of visiting the National Park of Cabrera. And my stomach had every intention of keeping me from doing so. Following a visit from my family to the island and Barcelona, I had lined up a day trip with Simone to the island, but came down with a nasty bug that kept me indoors for 72 hours. The morning of our scheduled outing, Simone was lacing up her shoes and asking me how I felt, and despite my insistence that I would be fine, she began unlacing and I could see her gears turning, mentally she was already back in her bed.
Fast forward to September, I have made a full recovery, and Alex and I bought our tickets to give Cabrera another go. We set out early from Palma to reach the port of Colonia de Sant Jordi, where we would take a boat to the island. Upon arrival, we had hours in which to explore so we climbed up the Castle of Cabrera and then swam for hours. Being mid-September, the water was a little chilly at first but nothing like a refreshing dip to ease right back into island life.
While the Blue Cave was not an option for us this time due to rough waters, I just have another excuse for which I can use to return to this beautiful space. Checking off Cabrera as island number two that I have visited in the Balearics! Here’s to exploring more with dear friends as this year unfolds…
The boat ride in allowed us to see the other smaller islands that precede access to the port of Cabrera.How lovely is my friend? (Even with oodles of stuff in her lap and hands and the seat next to her, that I made her hold so I could move about and take pictures ;))The Castle of Cabrera + Alex.Lots of boats and yachts sprinkled about in the port below us.That water closest to the coast; the colors get me every time.We swam right along the beach seen here and one more further along the coast. How happy my heart was to finally explore this island I had heard so much about and to do so along a friend who I missed a great deal while I was stateside.