Friday, October 11, 2013

On to Mallorca, Spain...

On the way to Cuevas del Drach,
our bus drove past the Catedral De Palma De Mallorca...

Not bad for a moving bus, eh?!!!

On the way to the Cuevas...we made a compulsory stop at a jewelry shop
featuring the Mallorca pearls!
I was pretty excited until I realized they're manufactured pearls...
Yep...just call me a jewelry snob!!!
Besides...I'm really not the pearl wearing type...
(except for my beautiful black pearl ring TheChief bought for me
in Princeville, Kauai!!!)

Right next door to the pearl shop was a cheesy souvenir shop...
but the real interest for me was this magnificent tree trunk
out front of the store...

The Cuevas del Drach was absolutely breathtaking...
it is one of the largest underground lakes in the world.

Unfortunately, my photos don't do them justice at all...
we really weren't supposed to take any photos at all...
Surreptitiously...I did the hip raise and click move with no flash of course...
but wasn't all that successful...

Upon entering we walked down a pathway to the center of the cave
to a small amphitheater.
When all were seated, the lights went out and small boats came out
from inside the caves...lit with strings of lights.  
In the second boat was a quartet of musicians playing classical music.
The boats circled around continuously the end of the concert
there was a light show designed to imitate the sunrise over the lake.
Such a lovely experience... 
So sorry I wasn't able to photograph this...
(even though the site information said photos without flash was allowed...
the Cuevas guides were quite adamant that we cease and desist)

When we got back on the ship, we saw a submarine leaving port!!!

Looking down on the port while preparing to sail...


  1. Hi from sunny Singapore! Lovely pictures of your holiday. Too bad the pictures of the underground lake didn't turn out as good as what you saw. I would love to breathtaking sight.

  2. It looks like a beautiful place. What's that song - I've never been to Spain...

  3. het is daar wel heel mooi,jammer dat je daar niet mocht fotograferen maar de ervaring nemen ze niet van je af.

  4. Thanks all!!! I too wish I could have photographed the beautiful boats and even recorded the was very ethereal...reminded me of the musical "Phantom of the Opera"

  5. takk for visning Kathryn, bilde nummer 3 er supert !

    1. Takk Dirk! #3 er min favoritt også!

      Thanks Dirk! #3 is my favorite too!!!

  6. These photos are also beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  7. Oh, my goodness...You all are having a fabulous trip. What wonderful site. Wish I were there instead of here raking fall leaves. genie

  8. This is long past Genie!!! We're home in Mammoth...posting posts and waiting for the snow to fall again!!!

  9. Magnificent building and many great photos!

  10. Hello Kathryn

    Very nice photo's have you on your blog...... well done.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

  11. Veo que viajastes por España encanta tu blog Saludos desde Las Islas Canarias

  12. Très joli post!
    Merci, bonne journée!
    Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles

    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes

    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne


    HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! wonderful work, adventures and very

    beautiful photographs.
    I am french amateur photographer;Where is register to follow your publications ?
    Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

  13. Beautiful photo of a beautiful place. Greetings from Romania . Have a nice day!

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  16. beautiful captures. I love the tree trunk also. I've never been much for cheesy souvenirs.

  17. Jolie promenade ! Joli post ! Bon week-end.

  18. Loved all your pics! amazing!

  19. TY a mill for dropping in Stockholm. Hope you visit this beautiful city in Scandinavia.

    Enjoy your trip and sail safety.

    /CC girl

  20. This looks like a wonderful adventure! That cathedral is amazing, and that sub is quite a surprise!

  21. Marvelous photos of your impressions on Mallorca. I like the cave !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  22. Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  23. How wonderful that you are on a cruise. The cave and music must have been ethereal. Would have loved to have experienced that. Great photos!

  24. Beautiful images of great variety.

  25. Wonderful pictures !
    Have a nice day- Cath.

  26. I was in Mallorca in my youth and visited the very same cave. :)

  27. Oh, I love the photo of Catedral De Palma De Mallorca!

  28. It's so hard to get great shots of an underground cave! But yours look great. LOVE the gnarled tree also. What a delightful trip you are having! Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting!