Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Snow in Spring 2014 in Mallorca

One week after Spring officially started in Soller the temperatures dropped to a minimum  of 4 degrees and there is snow up on the mountains. As always the heaviest being on the peak of Puig Major, Majorca's highest mountain, which forms the backdrop of the stunning views from the valley.

This is the first snowfall of the year so far and only fell as light rain in the actual village. It is caused by a cold front over the island. Temperatures will remain a minimum of 4 degrees and more light rain may follow, falling as snow further up on the mountains. Temperatures are set to rise slightly this coming weekend.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New Forest Fire in the North of Mallorca

Another forest fire in Mallorca began at around 10 pm last night in Cala Torta in Arta and with high winds has spread to Cala Mesquida in Capdepera.

The blaze was visible from Cuitadella in Menorca.

Emergency services are trying to get the fire under control with 11 airplanes, and two military helicopters, and more than 60 people working throughout the night.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown and up to 180 people have been evacuated.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Nit de Foc festival on 25th August with Esclatabutzes Dimonis Sollerics

Nit de Foc or Noche de Fuego, the Fire festival will take place in the Square in Soller at 23.30 on the 25th August 2013.

The festival is hosted by The Esclatabutzes Dimonis Sollerics. Every year these demons will play music on drums and bongos, do a theatrical act and then attack the square with fireworks for the celebrations of St Bartomeu.

The festival is for over 18's due to the possibility of small burns and very smokey air.

Locals will be seen wetting their tops, hats and head scarfs in the local fountains so that they can dance with the devils under their fire with minimum burns.

The spectacular is nothing like you would see in England with heath and safety regulations but is not to be missed if you are in Soller.

Picture, photos and videos can be seen here on the Esclatabutzes Facebook Page

More information will be added here closer to the time.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Huge Forest Fire in Mallorca 2013

The massive forest fire in Mallorca that started 3 days ago in Andratx has now been reported to have burnt 1600 hectares of Andratx in the area of Sac Coma Calenta and moving towards Estellencs.

The fire was reportedly started by a accident by a 71 year old resident who is being questioned by the Guardia Civil.

On the first day of the fire 27 people had to be evacuated and a team of more than 300 emergency services have been tackling the blaze.

Residents were left without power.

Here is a video clip taken from the car of some English residents there:
Video Clip of Fire in Mallorca

Here from one of Mallorcas main newspapers you can see the devastation and spectacular photos of the blaze. Forest Fire in Andratx Mallorca Photos

Friday, 26 July 2013

Temperature in Soller, How hot is Mallorca today?

So, how hot is Mallorca today?

Thanks to a glop of African heat it was 45 degrees in the square in Soller midday.

Remember to keep in the shade and drink plenty of fluids. Be especially careful with children and the elderly as well.

The Pharmacy thermometer in square today

Thursday, 25 July 2013

€1,200 de Bote en 'El Bistro' en el Puerto, that's a big tip!

That's right folks, not really news but something I had to include. Last week in a restaurant in The Port of Soller 'El Bistro' a client left a 1,200 euro tip or 'propina to the locals'on their bill.

Now it's not really a restaurant for the rich, located on the Can Repic beach it is very reasonable for the everyday person, I've eaten there a few times, and I am far from rich.

So the news that someone had left such a huge tip stunned and delighted the locals, and the staff were over the moon.

I can only tell you that the tip givers were staying at the prestigious Jumeirah Hotel in Soller Jumeirah hotel webpage here. The total bill for their whole meal was €800 and they generously left a €1200 tip! this doesn't happen every day!

They must have been very happy, if you would like to know more about El Bistro in Soller or the Jumeirah Hotel feel free to mail me. A little is covered in the hotels page on this site about them.

Enjoy your meals out, and don't feel pressured into leaving that much ;) it really isn't normal..... maybe for some :)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Dirty Sea Water in The Port of Soller

Every summer the sea water in the Port get's a little dirtier.

It's a horseshoe bay and with so many boats coming in it is inevitable it get's a little dirty, until rough seas flush it out a little.

However I do think the boats could show a little more respect, do we really want to see water like this in our beautiful bay?