It’s a beautiful day for a hillwalk. We leave our accommodation early in the morning to avoid the mid-day heat. From Puigpunyent we follow the signs up to La Reserva Puig de Galatzo and park the car 2km away from the starting point at Font des Pi. The road is not the best and gets worse after the junction of the Es Cucui house that’s used as an orientation point in the walk description. So we leave the car here and walk the rest of the way.
The path isn’t the clearest and gets worse after the fire watchtower. A few cairns along the way guide you up the mountain. However, once we reach the scree 100m below the summit, we have completely lost the path and find ourselves amidst cliffs and rocks that don’t lead anywhere. We decide to call it a day, have a quick bite to eat and take in the beautiful views.
The way down is even worse, but we eventually manage to find the road and head back to the car whilst Puig de Galatzo triumphantly looks over us.
In the afternoon we drive inland to Binissalem. It’s 4pm and the village is deserted. The only place open is a small bar where we have a few drinks and a catchup with the hubby’s friends. By the time we leave it’s raining buckets and the roads have turned into rivers. At least it’s still warm enough!
I am still trying to find the delicious wine we had in Valldemossa and have located the winery Vins Ripoll in Binissalem. Very disappointingly the stockroom guy had left for the day along with the keys. So no Sang de Bou for us! We do, however, buy two just bottled unlabelled reds with the promise that it’s even better than Sang de Bou. We have to let it mature for a few months in the bottle before we try it though!