Whipping up the seas and sending dust clouds of sand our way, we retreated inland whilst the Tramuntana winds tormented the coasts of Menorca.
Away from the shore, this blustery day became a joy, enlivening and exhilarating, blowing away the sun-weary lethargy that had settled upon us after the particularly humid 35 degrees of the past couple of days.
The morning was spent over bocadillos de tortilla in our local village, whilst the kids explored a secret underground shelter dating back to the civil war. Then we decided to head to the capital. We walked the length of the Port de Mao and back with the kids choosing their favourite yachts and day dreaming about being James Bond on board a Persching...
August days in Menorca often feel lazy and tend to be spent, by our family anyway, on a beach or as near to the sea as possible. The Tramuntana winds enabled us to walk miles without feeling exhausted and gave the kids the chance to do a bit of exploring.
All photos taken by Team Palmaira in Menorca.