continuing on our theme of venturing somewhere new each weekend, today saw us visit two extremes, snow in the sierra de tramuntana and sun in the gorgeous cove of sa calobra. we probably could not have come across two more opposite spots to visit in the same state back in australia, let alone twenty minutes drive from one another.
meandering through the seriously steep tramuntana mountains, which run inland along the east coast of mallorca, we were blessed to come across a good amount of snow, which fell last week but still graced the picture-perfect craggy peaks overlooking the lakes at the top of this range.
the lakes serve as the main water source for palma and it truly is a spectacle. unfortunately for us we got stuck behind some seriously bad spanish drivers so the trip was a little stressful at times with cars stopping in the middle of the road while passengers and their dogs lept from the back seats to get a glimpse of the dissipating snow.
we then made our way down to the beautiful and secluded cove of sa calobra, which i have to say, is my idea of perfect. turquoise water, fresh seafood, intimate local restaurants and a petite sandy yet slightly pebbly beach for enjoying the surrounds. this place is truly the paradise that i have always imagined the mediterrean to be.
after a long and lazy lunch of paella and sangrias we walked around the headland to be graced with some beautiful and dramatic cliff formations (which kurt of course had to scale) and a white pebble stone beach complete with a few locals fishing off the rocks. a perfect sunday - if you ask me...