Having been anchored in Cala Jondal for three days, we knew the anchor was nicely dug in so decided to drag the dinghy up the beach at Club Tropicana and hopped back in our hire car which we had for one more day. We set off in search of Chiringay Beach, beyond Salinas. Interestingly this is gay beach restaurant with good food and crystal clear water..
I wanted to film from above with my drone, especially as the multicoloured salt flats were just beside us. I had to be quite subtle as there were a lot of naked men on the beach, I launched just behind the restaurant then returned to my cold beer to control the drone from our table.
From Chiringay we walked up to Torre De Ses Portes and and down along the rocky beaches to Salinas. I was sporting my new short shorts that Julia bought me while blinding everyone with my English tan.
We drove back in the afternoon and dropped off the trusty Fiat 500 at the airport car hire. A couple of taxis later and we'd been back to bumblebee for a shower and change and were arriving at Jul's -a great new restaurant just up the road where we had a fantastic meal.
It had been over a week since we were in a marina and Bumblebee's batteries were starting to show the strain. We'd run the engine from time to time and had an antique solar panel but the battery was still reaching critically low levels. The time had come to seek a marina and hook up to some shore power. Luckily for us August had just finished and we were into September. This means the average marina on Ibiza is €100 an night instead of €250!!
We couldn't get in to either of the marinas in Ibiza Old Town so we headed for Santa Eulalia a little further East. It was great to be sailing again after several days exploring by land. That evening we met up with.. you guessed it.. and they showed us one of the coolest places to eat in Talamanca. Destino is a hotel, a restaurant and a night club. We had a delicious rice main course (as recommended) and danced the night away (until 12pm).
The next morning (3rd of Sept) we were about to pull out of the marina when we realised the batteries were still in need of some deep charging, there were also clouds gathering and some wind picking up. We were snuggly tied up so though it a shame to disturb Bumblebee. Instead we hired a car with the intention of visiting Jean Luc's finca once again, only this time we would stal the night.. in a real bed! We had the whole day to make the trip to the West end of the island so we went to check out Atzaro's second location:
Later on we arrived at Jean Luc and Agata's where we chilled out for a bit and had a swim before heading out for some serious steaks at KM5 and then back for a decent nights sleep.