June 18, 2012


Draws attention both: its fragility and its situation on most occasions, due they are located in where you least expect them. Isolated on the rocks with nothing around, there are these little docks where local fishermen retain on the land, their small boats.
Their fragility is striking, although the Mediterranean sea almost always is calm, severe storms sometimes arise in a short time and are very aggressive so tend to destroy everything in its path, as the more fragile things. Perhaps that fragility of these varaderos, does as the bamboo canes do with the wind, bend, but not break.
So at open air and over a rocky place, these small boats will wait for the owner to go back to sea in a fishing day, where the sailor hopes to provide a good basket of fish to home, and after enjoy dinner or lunch with family or friends.
These docks (in the pictures) are located very close to the beautiful white sand beach that is located on the northwest coast of the island of Formentera and known as "Cala Saona." A walk through reddish rocks lead us to this small bay where we will run into these fragile-looking wood, that seems improvised small docks and boats that are in absolute isolation and there, boats will expect their owners for sail together on the old "Mare Nostrum".

June 01, 2012


LA XANGA (Las Salinas)

Located at the Natural Park area of Salinas, on the Southeastern side of Ibiza where there is a bay which the sea is usually calm. This bay of calm waters is known by the locals as "La Xanga".

At the both ends of this bay, there are a number of houses or docks for boats, where the locals will spend the days on holiday or Sundays. Although is not a sandy beach, is really appreciated for people who like to take a bath or spend a day at the coast surrounded by the calm on that place.
The easy access to water from the docks make this an attractive place for sunbathing or swimming, or even diving, because here there is a high concentration of marine plants "posidonea" and aquatic life.
At the above footage, we can see all the bay of "La Xanga", from here it seems very rocky...
...but if we go a little further, we note that although is not a sandy beach, there is a pebble beach, in any case always we can use the docks that will help us to lie down, sunbathing or simply read a book. From the situation of some docks located at one end of the xanga we can see the Torre des Carregador de sal, which is located between La Xanga and Playa den Bossa. But the tower is another thing which, I will developed in the next post.