Friday, 5 May 2017
Friday 5 May 2017 - Puerto de Pollença to Timperley
It was overcast and warm as we set off for the 7.05 bus to Palma - there's not another one until 8.30, which could have been a bit tight for our 11.45 Jet2 flight.
Anyway, that wasn't too onerous, and it gave us plenty of time to enjoy some more excellent coffee and chocolate croissants outside La Parada by the bus station in Palma. Nearby they were setting up about 200 games of chess, beside which hordes of uniformed (if only by way of distinctive baseball caps) children were gathering to compete.
See next picture.
Palma airport has ripped us off with horrendous food prices too many times, so today we avoided that issue by sourcing a tasty lunch from a patisserie just off Placa Espanya before catching the bus to the airport.
Having finished Tove Jansson's delightful story, The Summer Book, about a grandmother and granddaughter who spend the summer on a Norwegian island, I've moved on to Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse books. I've seen the TV series but never read the books, so here goes, and this journey provided plenty of time to enjoy getting into the first book, Last Bus to Woodstock.
I never realised that Lewis was older than Morse!
We were in Manchester by early afternoon - lovely weather so we got the tram to Wythenshawe Park and walked home through the meadows by Baguley Brook from there.
The view of the Bridewater Canal from Timperley Bridge is mundane, but it's home, and we like it.