Winter in Menorca
Winter in Menorca: the island closes down. Days are shorter, and people stop carrying out their usual activities. Many of our favourite restaurants are closed during this season. It becomes dark early, the sea smacks against the cliffs with unusual violence, whilst also smashing the decks of the boats moored in the harbour.
The freezing cold north wind crosses through this virtually flat island, having arrived from Siberia, the Rhône Valley or the Gulf of Lion in France. Did you know that there are 8 other types of wind that blow through this incredible Air Island?...These are: the Gregale, the Levant, the Sirocco, the Ostro, the Libeccio, the Ponente and the Mistral.
Throughout all of this, the sun peeks out timidly through the clouds. Walking over to Cap de Favaritx, we are enchanted with the ever-changing scene in front of us: the colours and sounds, which permeate the air with terrestrial and essential sensations. Back in Mahon, we can entertain ourselves by shopping at the Claustre del Carme stalls, buying fresh fish at the Mercat del Peix, followed by some wine and tapas in a terrace, with people who enjoy good conversation (despite the mask) and who are in no hurry. It is at this time, that the island regains its identity and slow pace, far from the stress provoked by high season. Everything becomes simple and doable again. There is all the time in the world for exploring the island differently discovering it in all its glory; without any cars, nor fixed timetables.
Small pleasures that in this beginning of 2021 we must enjoy in a different way, carefully following the rules that protect us and our environment from this COVID pandemic, which continues to hit the world with devastating effects. Knowing that we are living a still difficult time, but looking out on a hopeful horizon, working every day and prepared to welcome so many friends very soon, who are eager to return to this beautiful quiet island.
And the day ends. Music to relax with while we watch the storm brewing in the distance, as well as a majestic sunset over the sea, tasting an aromatic Matcha tea and surrounded by the absolute calm of this small corner of the Mediterranean: Jack Brymer & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's rendition of Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622 Adagio by WA Mozart.
Foto by Joan Mercadal, MENORCAFOTO
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