Majorca

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Re: Majorca

Post by Liz M » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:41 pm

Hi Diane, thanks for the information about the orchid. I saw it as I was taking a photo of another, it was hidden a little but the shiny dark blue caught my eye.
The weather was wonderful, if a little cool in the evenings and seeing the orchids was a real bonus.
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Re: Majorca

Post by Acid John » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:26 pm

The first Ophrys looks like a form of tenthredinifera.
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Re: Majorca

Post by Marlon Machado » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:13 pm

Very nice pictures Liz, it looks like you had a great time! I love the little tortoise, do you know what species it is?

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Re: Majorca

Post by Bill » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi Liz

Very nice, as you say it's a great place to visit if you avoid the sun, sea and sangria brigade. The road down to Formentor and the views from it are pretty spectacular aren't they. Did you go down to sa Calorba,the road to there is even more spectacular, up one side of a mountain, then road has to loop back over itself to descend in a series of switchbacks down to the coast, coaches go up/down it and to get round the switchbacks the back end of the coach overhangs some rather frightening drops, which explained why the walls/crash barriers were only 6 " high.::o
The road from Formentor Lighthouse and yes the bit in the foreground does join the bit in the background
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Re: Majorca

Post by Bill » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:39 pm

[quote=Marlon]Very nice pictures Liz, it looks like you had a great time! I love the little tortoise, do you know what species it is?[/quote]

Looks like a Hermanns Tortoise Testudo hermanni Marlon.

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Re: Majorca

Post by Liz M » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:00 am

Hi Bill, Yes the road to Formentor is fairly bendy and no we did not get to Sa Calorba. There had been a serious landside in the Pollenca to Soller road right by the junction to Sa Calorba and the road was closed. From the map the road looks like my sort of road, I love the hairpin bends on the Spanish mountains and I have been down a few. Some of the views are really spectacular and the best views are always on the tightest bends on the narrowest road and you can't stop.
Thanks for the name of the tortoise, he was quite a surprise.
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Re: Majorca

Post by Julie » Mon May 11, 2009 10:44 pm

So, a cousin of Hermione then.

The blue bee orchid.... I thought there really was an insect on it when I first saw it!
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