Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sunday 17 April 2016 - A Circuit from Puerto Pollença

After a leisurely start, Robert, Lyn and I set out in blue sky weather for a 72km circuit taking from 10.30 to 4.15pm.

We first visited Bruce at ProCycle to buy a new map, Robert's sweat having effectively destroyed the old one..

Then we enjoyed lovely views towards the mountains as we progressed towards Campanet and on to lukewarm coffee outside a café in Moscari. 

Our route then by-passed Inca to reach sa Pobla along the Ma-3422 road. The market was in full swing but we found a nice outdoor bar off the main thoroughfare for lunch, during which Robert succeeded in picking his nose with a giant bottle of Estrella!

Returning to base via the Parc Natural de s'Albufera (bird reserve), we paused on a lookout point for chocolate bars whilst a distant eagle soared high above.

Croaking frogs, stonechats, egrets, swifts and a variety of ducks entertained us as we pedalled slowly through the reserve and onto a pleasant series of quiet back roads into Puerto Pollença. 

Meanwhile, Sue had arrived courtesy of Jet2, found her Vanrell car, and driven to Alcudia for a walk before turning up in our sunny garden, demanding a pint of tea with menaces, at around 5.30pm.

As yesterday, the pictures give a flavour of the day.


AlanR said...

Tea with menaces. The mind bogles. Don’t you worry about the UK weather we will make sure the sun is shinning for your return.
Have a great time.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan. It's a very short break. We'll be back before you know it.