When I was a little girl I spent many happy family holidays in Majorca, particularly in the little fishing village of Porto Colom on the Southeast coast. A yearning for some sunshine & a cheap deal lured me back last month with my good friend Janika; we only had 4 days and mostly it was cloudy & not particularly warm but we still had a lovely holiday…reading, swimming & knocking back the cocktails!
My trusty 1974 Canon AE1 came with me and I shot the whole thing on film. I’m so glad I did because the light over there is incredible & works so well on film!
It went a little like this….
Above is the view from our room. I love arriving in the dark & throwing open the curtains in the morning to see what exciting, bright sunny vista awaits you!
Below was my favourite view during the holiday; the little steps leading down to the rocks where you could sunbathe & jump into the ocean. It was really quiet here & far away from other guests (perfect for antisocial me!) I loved the white sunny steps & sparkly turquoise water; I stood here every morning & drank in the view!
One of my favourite shots of the whole holiday! Janika was really unsure about entering the water…it took her a LONG time to get down those steps into the med every day….
…but she always did it eventually!
Above: one day I took my camera down the steps & was fully immersed while taking this shot. Risky but worth it!
Prettiest Police Station ever?!
One of the cloudy days we took a little walk down into the marina area; it was so beautiful & the skies were dramatic
Below: fresh faced me! Being abroad is the only time I go without makeup, I love feeling the sun on my bare face & seeing all my freckles come out!
Below: a local fisherman mending his nets. In broken Spanish I asked him for a photo; he was very reluctant but eventually I got this (and no more!)
Below: beautiful little Cala Marcal beach; I used to swim here as a child so it was lovely to revisit! We went one evening after dinner when the sun was setting. It was terribly romantic & I wished my husband was there!
Found an old ruin for some urbexing!
I spent lunches with my feet up overlooking the gorgeous, sparkling mediterranean. I could look at the ocean forever.
Anyone who has holidayed with me knows I am a different girl when I’m in the sunshine – I’m HAPPY! (although ironically I look miserable in this photo; poser-dom failed me)
Thanks Majorca! We’ll be back!