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      Introduction

 

This week in northern Majorca wasintended as a walking break, and this indeed was what formed the basis of the stay. We chose Pollensa as our temporary home, due to its location near to some of the choice hill walks, and also the charm and culinary offerings. Both of the latter should not be overlooked. The town itself has some excellent weathered streets, with one of the best markets on the island each Sunday (the fresh produce is superb), and the range of restaurants provides plenty of variety for a week or more (such as tapas, local specialty paella, suckling pig, and good island white and red wines). Easyjet provided convenient flights to and from Newcastle, so we picked up a car from one of the local airport vendors - prebooked on the internet of course - and covered the distance across the island on excellent roads in less than an hour. The roads overall are in excellent condition, although those through the mountains can be narrow, winding, and crammed with cyclists! We paid for a full tank of fuel with the car, and didn't need to fill up again.

Western mediterranean

 

      Accommodation
Villa Valley

We used James Villas to book thevilla on the outskirts of Pollensa. The location was ideal, being only 10 minutes walk into the centre for food, and overlooking the mountains to the North, with only orchards in between. Naturally, this resulted in a decent variety of birds without needing to leave the premises. Sardinian Warblers, Spotted Flycatchers, Serins and Blackcaps were all resident within the grounds. In the distance within the valley, Nightingales, Hoopoes and Scops Owls could be heard. Pick of all though was the array of birds over the tops, with Booted Eagle, Black Vulture, Kestrel, Raven, Buzzard and Peregrine all spotted.

Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Crossbill
Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Red Crossbill
Serin Spotted Fycatcher Greenfinch
Serin Spotted Flycatcher Greenfinch

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