Oh no, not more holiday snaps…

If any of you have yet to explore the small Balearic island of Menorca, if I were you, I’d get planning. I was there last week, for the third time, as it happens, just the perfect time for a trip when most of the tourists have gone but the weather’s still plenty warm enough to swim in the sea. And rest assured it’s not merely sunshine and sand…

There’s Ciutadella for a kick-off. Lovely old city with plenty to see and do…

dsc08629…with the odd funny fella thrown in…

dsc08645…not to mention the annoying tourist who is always in your way…whoops, only joking! She’s a friend actually…

dsc08648Then there’s all that wonderful Talyotic history. You can visit the museum in Ciutadella…but much more interesting are the sites…(about which I have already written the odd poem, including one in my pamphlet Taking Responsibility for the Moon)

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The above fine example of a naveta, or tomb, is said to date back to between 1000 and 800 b.c. Note, the small portal with the grill is aligned directly to the sun’s rays. Apparently one hundred or so corpses were laid here, with various material “aids”, such as bracelets and spearheads – the usual suspects! In addition, folklore has it that the missing stone (at the top) was due to a squabble by two giants over the same girl…I think I feel a poem coming on…

And if you’re bored of history, there’s plenty of coastal walking, too, which at this time of the year isn’t too hot…

dsc08740…particularly with all those shady glens and olive trees to swoon over….

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