September 16 , 2001
Gaeta, Italy

September 3 , 2001
Stromboli: The Lighthouse Of The Mediterranean

August 26 , 2001
Cefalu: Another Medieval Jewel

August 23 , 2001
Sicily: Land of Lovely Desserts

August 15 , 2001
En Route to North Africa

August 10 , 2001
Ormeggiatori

August 8, 2001
Supermarkets and Amphora

August 6 , 2001
Sailing South in Sardinia

August 2 , 2001
La Vie en Corsica

July 30, 2001
Jonathan Joins Us

July 27, 2001
One Sea, Seven Colors

July 24, 2001
Say What?

July 23, 2001
"Va Bene"

July 21, 2001
Venturing Into Italy

July 20, 2001
And The Mistral Blew

July 18, 2001
The Spell Of Menorca

July 12, 2001
Culture And Concerts

July 7, 2001
Cha Chas

July 6, 2001
Red Dust

July 4, 2001
Rare Birds

July 3, 2001
Clear Empty Water

June 27 , 2001
Quick Friends

June 22 , 2001
Reconnecting

June 13, 2001
Eastern Hemisphere

June 6, 2001
A Weekend in Cartegena

May 30 , 2001
A Time Or A Place

May 29 , 2001
Several Lovely Sails

May 21 , 2001
Free At Last

May 25, 2001
On The Hard

May 18, 2001
A Boat Again

May 14, 2001
Time Warp to Morocco

May 03, 2001
Still On Stilts in Malaga

Cha Chas -

 July 7, 2001 

We have worked our way up the east coast of Mallorca to Porto Cristo, where we moored at the Real Club Nautico; with the newest and best showers we've seen this side of the Atlantic (and fresh water for the red dust residue on the boat). This tiny resort town has a harbor that is really just a narrow boulevard of water that wends through the cliffs for about a mile. On either side is a strip of cafes, hotels and shops. We could not miss the sounds from the speakers at the concert in a pavillion across from us, so we wandered over and enjoyed watching the Spanish tourists on holiday dancing Pasa Doubles, Cha Chas and all kinds of wonderful moves we did not recognize.

Evenings in Southern Spain and the Balearics begin about 9 PM, when it begins to get dark and finally to cool down, and they really get going about 11 PM. Couples, groups of young people, families with all ages of children promenade up and down, eat, drink and walk some more. It is a lovely scene we have witnessed everywhere we go. No one seems to be sitting home watching TV. The children are relatively well behaved and everyone seems very relaxed.