We are back in paradise for several days. Formentera, we love youuuuu! Blue Bar, Platja MigjornOn top of a dune, with a magnificent view of the sea and unforgettable sunsets!Cala SaonaA pristine and pretty cove with crystal clear water and warm Autumnal colors to the surrounding rocks. Again if you want to argue it out over a beer, possibly the best anchorage in Formentera to watch the sunset. Beautiful clear water, great snorkelling, and fab beach bars. We had a great sundowner session: plenty of drinks whilst watching the sun go down. And to finish it off, night caps on Victoria under a stunning, bright moon.This is an unusual place and we'll be hard pushed to find another spot like it. If you ever get the chance to visit Formentera - you won't be disappointed.There's something about this island that we really do enjoy.....perhaps it takes us back to our youth. It is definitely one of the last best kept secrets of Europe and the most stunning island I have been so far. Caribbean like white sandy shores and azure blue waters, plenty of privacy, fantastic seafood ... and super yachts everywhere!
Die Wellen spiegeln das silbrige Licht des Vollmonds, ziehende Wolken und der ferne Strand einer Insel schimmern aus dem samtigen Schwarz der Nacht. Spritzer der Bugwelle und die Wirbel des Kielwassers leuchten plötzlich im grünlichen Feuerwerk des Meeresleuchtens. Wer solche Stunden auf dem nächtlichen Meer erlebt hat, wird immer wieder diesen einzigartigen Zauber suchen.
Cruising the Med, round Ibiza and Formentera, living onboard … Is it all it’s cracked up to be ? Is it for you?
The Dream:Imagine waking up to a view of the turquoise Mediterranean ocean every morning? A stunning setting with ocean views and blue and natural tones ! For those of us who live and sail in colder climates the thought of sailing to, and then cruising the Mediterranean has long held appeal. Miserable winter weather in Germany start focusing the mind on the possibilities of new cruising grounds. Picturesque Mediterranean harbours, with rows of gleaming yachts and powerboats moored stern to the quay and bustling colourful restaurants complete the picture. It is all too easy to come to the conclusion that THIS would be an enjoyable and worthwhile way to spend a few years.Living on board a boat in the Mediterranean is NOT the same as a chartering holiday or a good coastal cruise. Holiday cruises and charters come to an end, and the happy event can be mulled over in the comfort of your own home later.Living on board your boat is a tough option (even in the Mediterranean climate), in practice far removed from the image most people have of it. It truly can be a very satisfying and healthy way of life, but requires commitment and dedication...If you do decide to try living on your boat and cruising the Mediterranean you'll have a much better chance of enjoying it rather regretting it (and often losing large sums of money in the process).Living on board your own boat, and spending lots of time at anchor (either because of the heat or to save money), involves lots of dinghy work and much heavy lugging.If you want to have a little taster of this, go and get all your shopping by hand from a shop about a mile away, double the weight by carrying a minimum of 8 L of drinking water a day [...]
Pura Vida! Formentera offers a caribbean style coastline....Formentera is the least inhabited of the Balearic islands and has a flat landscape with long, beautiful beaches of immaculate white sand. The island gives the impression of a nature reserve. Only 12 by 4 miles in size, you could easily sail around this Spanish island in one day. Check out the magic of Formentera...The best anchorage is Espalmador, a private island with a lovely sheltered beach, plenty of sand and turquoise waters. If the wind swings to the west you'll need to be on the eastern side of the island – Es Pujols has a lot of sand but don't venture too close in.Same goes for Es Calo or the bay just west of La Savina (called either Sa Pedrera by the locals or Ensenada de Cabrita in many guide books). There is not much sand here, mainly rock & weed, but the Balearic Islands authorities have put free mooring buoys down for the last 2 years. For a more active sailing itinerary you could include a day sail from Ibiza to Palma Bay in Mallorca, overnight there with visiting Palma and returning the next day.