Sunday, May 26, 2013

Punta Prima and "Es Camp Sarc"

 Windy, but sunny and pleasant morning at Punta Prima. A few tourist and a windsurfer enjoying the beach.
The beautiful property named "Es Camp Sarc" in the South side of Sant Lluis. Picture was taken from the prehistoric site at Sa Pedrera des Pujol.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

More Menorcan flowers. Hedysarum Coronarium.

Hedysarum coronarium  is a perennial herb native to Malta, Northern Africa Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, cultivated for animal fodder and hay, and for honey production. It is shown in all its glory in Menorca during the month of May. Although it may seem for its abundance, that it is a plant native to Menorca but was imported as forage in the mid 1800s. In Spain it is only located in Menorca and Cadiz.

Conducted tour of Collingwood House for Hotel guests. Every Tuesday 10.30 by Paco Montanari, the owner.

Friday, May 17, 2013

After the storm...

Everything looks clean, calmed and filled with light.

 Es Grau. Blue sea and yellow buoys.

 Horses in the fields around the Hotel.

Loquat fruit.
The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to central China. It is a large evergree shrub or small tree, grown commercially for its yellow fruit, and also cultivated as an ornamental plant. It was formerly thought to be closely related to the genus Mespilus, and is still sometimes known as the Japanese medlar. It is also known as Japanese plum and Chinese plum, and in China as "pipa"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A new positive review at Tripadvisor.

Some guests who recently stayed in our hotel, left a positive feeback at tripadvisor, which we thank warmly despite we do not know their identity.

However, all of us are proud of it, and we very much look forward to welcoming you again you sometime in the future.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

"Sa Colarçaga"

"Sa Colarçaga" is how the people from Mahon names the very west end of the harbour.

What a few years ago was a shallow marsh today is the area where most boats of small size are moored. Also the cargo vessels, tankers and cement ships docks by the power plant.

The tree with beautiful red flowers in the power plant's garden is Erythrina coralloides  (Flame Coral Tree, Naked Coral Tree) is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to eastern Mexico. It ranges from Tamaulipas south to Oaxaca and some taxonomists believe it is also native to southern Arizona in the United States.

The seeds are very poisonous, but the flowers are used  in some areas of South and Central Americas as a food source.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Huge Cruise Ship in Mahon Harbour

MSC Cruise Sinfonia called yesterday in Mahon Harbour. Its probably one of the largest ships able to mooring at the commercial docks. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

...some novelties

New dressing for room number seven

And a new 'rep' also. Nigel, from Thomson Holidays.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Season starts

Season has started this weekend. The first customers arrived last Friday and some others on Saturday. Despite the chilly first evening the warm effect of the sun seems to return life to the island.

A group of restaurant owners in Es Castell organized a gastronomic event in the village offering very good meals made with local ingredients at prices quite adequate to promote local food.

An ancient watering hole for cattle, in an old wall next to Es Castell

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fields of Gold

Wheat fields in Mussuptá, Sant Climent. Just beside "Es Casino"