Mallorca Yacht Love
My last day in Mallorca and one I had been looking forward to for years! Now I love boats. I love everything about them and know nothing about them in equal measure. I love the beauty of the engineering, the smooth pale wooden deck, the pointy bit at the front with the tall thingy…you see-I know nothing! So when Susie and Simon invited me on board their stunning Tudor sailing boat in Puerto de Pollenca, I almost bit their hands off. I turned up at the jetty wondering if I was in the right place before a smiling kind faced walked towards me with the same anticipation I had on my face. Thankfully it was Simon, who ushered me and 3 other ladies with the same anticipation on their faces, to a little rubber dinghy that looked like it wouldn’t fit my beach bag let alone 5 human beings on it. It’s extraordinary how many people those things hold, which made me feel much better in case there were any “man overboard” moments. Seeing the yacht from afar as the dinghy made it’s way to the boat was breathtaking! Super tall poles, gleaming polished wood and a smooth, pale deck with squashy beds made for an impressive welcome. Once our shoes were off and we were on board, I offered my sailing knowledge (zero) to Susie by helping her to man the sails. This was so much fun and feeling like you are a part of the sailing experience is highly recommended. Chatting to the Simon, Susie and all the other guests was really wonderful too, as we sailed around the bay. I had no idea that sailing boats leaned so much! It was exhilarating to feel the wind on your face, cutting through the waves in such a magnificent vehicle as it positioned itself at 45 degrees to the water. Then, suddenly, stillness. The anchor was dropped, wine was served and delicious tapas canapés were offered up by Susie. I had been working so hard since I arrived in Mallorca looking for the perfect venues for our Mallorca weddings, that this was the first time I really started to unwind. A heavy tiredness came over me and for 5 minutes I snoozed as the sun broke through the clouds. There is something deeply healing about being on or near water and watching the clear waters hypnotically sway against the side of the boat. At the end of the sunset trip, the yacht glided into the bay, with a stunning orange glow radiating from the mountains. Mysterious and inky, the water looked like glass and as the day lost it’s beautiful light, I realized why sailing with Susie and Simon was such a gorgeous way to spend an evening.
We highly recommend Susie and Simon to our Mallorca wedding couples. It’s a special treat you should definitely not miss out on!