Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monday – Sa Rateta and L’Ofre from Cuber Reservoir

 

After the high winds of yesterday Monday dawned bright and sunny.

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Port de Soller from hotel balcony

After an early breakfast, we headed north from Soller stopping off at the mirador to enjoy the view.

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Looking back at the Port and the entrance to the harbour from the mirador

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Mirador De Ses Barques

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Puig Major the highest point on the island – from Cuber Reservoir

From Cuber we contoured across the limestone to find a cairned path leading on up to the summit.

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being watched all the way

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Puig Major now in the distance

This is a great walk done in perfect conditions with black vultures soaring above us for most of the day – slightly disturbing, given the challenging terrain!

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Looking back at Sa Rateta from the Coll des Gats

Another climb up to the Franquera summits

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Franquera summits

before descending to the col and then the final climb up onto the summit of L’Ofre

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From the summit of L’Ofre looking down to the farmed plateau with the telecommunications mast on Al Fabia ridge in the distance

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Cuber Reservoir

All that remained was the walk back along the GR 221 alongside the reservoir before a stop off at one of the most picturesque villages on the island - Fornalutx

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Fornalutx – above and below

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Tram back at the Port

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…and finally up to the lighthouse

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to see the sunset

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