Sunday, August 21, 2016

The shipwreck of the 'Francina'

It happened in 1974. Specifically, on February 3.

The Liberian flag merchant ship, had left the day before Marseille towards the Algerian coast, carrying oranges, iron, primers for explosives and chemicals on board. The explosives had been stowed in the ship's bow. Due the bad weather, with strong winds and high waves, there was a chain reaction explosion on board that caused the fire in the ship.
Only four of the fourteen members of the crew saved their lifes in the fatal accident.

More than 40 years later, they are still recognizable remains of the old engine room of the 'Francina', 12 meters deep, near the cliffs of Cala Morell

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vava II. Another Colossus of the Sea.

Tourists and residents who in recent days have walked nearby Fornells have been surprised by the visit of a 96 meters long megayacht that stands above the rest of boats moored in the area. This is the ship Vava II, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon Ernesto Bertarelli.

Local gossip published by the press are saying that fill the fuel tank of this giant costs 300,000 Euros.

Monday, August 15, 2016

'Gran Mitjornale 2016'

An event that never disappoints its visitors. Year after year, a large number of artists take to the streets, squares and houses in the village of 'Es Mitjorn Gran' and show their work.

Artist David Monrós, is actually present in both private and public collections all over the world and recognized by critics as a new creative icon.

Rafael Vidal is a figurative artist who lives and works in Menorca. 
He was formed in the prestigious Arts Conservatory of Barcelona, and its base is engraving and lithography
that makes drawings in the internal structure of his work: still lifes, landscapes and portraits

The particular fish fauna of Maties Sansaloni

And a great dinner at the restaurant S'Engolidor in the same village of Es Mitjorn Gran.

A wonderful garden and the food even better

Friday, August 12, 2016

La 'Gran Mitjornale' is back

Indeed 'The Gran Mitjornale' is one of the most important cultural events on the island, which this year cellebrates its 10th. anniversary.

The most significant artist either local, visitors and guests show their latest creations in beautiful town houses in the littile village in Es Mitjorn Gran.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The 52 Super Series in Mahon!

The port of Mahon will be the base of a stage of this prestigious regatta next month.

The 52 SUPER SERIES is a high-performance, monohull yacht racing circuit.

The "Box Rule" associated to the TP52 Class, means that boats must, literally, be able to fit within a box of certain dimensions. This means that there are no time allowances or handicaps and the boats race in real-time – first past the post wins. The Box Rule is strict enough to eliminate the need to set handicaps, yet flexible enough to encourage small, yearly innovations. The 52 SUPER SERIES is won by teams of skilful sailors, and the setup of the class means that the ages of the boat is of less importance

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Superyacht 'Naia'

August is usually the superyachts season in Menorca. 

The 'Naia' is a ship that was built some time ago in Spain and it is now owned by an Arab sheik.