Another breathtakingly hot day in Menorca left us undecided what to do. We stayed back to wave off a charming couple we had met, from Guernsey. Del Almirante is one of those hotels where friendships are easily made. With so many lovely people it would be hard not to.
By 10am, as they left the hotel it was already 28 degrees. A little Menorcan cloud had drifted in but seemed as if it would just as easily drift out. What to do when it was going to be so hot? We opted in the end for a stroll into Mahon in order to enjoy a trip on the Yellow Catamaran.
We broke our walk at the bar overlooking the steps down to the harbour. An early beer for hubby and coffee for me. Then down the impressive steps to the Catamaran ticket office.The catamaran cost 11 euros each for adults. Children's tickets cost 5 euros but small children travel free. The trip lasts one hour and the guides speak in Spanish, English and German, meaning every one on board was catered for. (prices correct at time of writing)
A small bar offers refreshments and there are also toilet facilities. We started the trip on the outer top deck which was hot and offered no shade from the searing sun. As you reach the entrance to the estuary the Catamaran turns so that you can view below the waves from the glass sides below deck. It is called a glass bottom boat but in reality it is not.
It was fun to watch the sea bed with shoals of fish swimming by and tiny jellyfish blowing past. Then it was back to the harbour. The journey is accompanied by a commentary about the relevant sights you pass.The trip was well worth the cost.
Back in the harbour the steps were not so appealing walking back up. It was time for Tapas and Salad for lunch before the mooch back to base. An afternoon by the pool with a good book and a beer seemed to fit the bill. We decided that tomorrow an earlier start would be needed so that we were not walking during the hottest part of the day.