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Font de Sa Sangonera


When we think of Mallorca, we are invariably under the impression that there is a scarcity of water.

This may be so, and certainly during a long and hot Summer. There are plenty of water sources, though, like springs, streams and pozos, where water is in sufficient supply at least during the Autumn, Winter and Springtime periods, and in particular at times when there has been as much rain as we have had over the last 12 months.

Yesterday, we undertook an early morning walk in the Es Carritxó region, near Felanitx, and we saw plenty of water. We were walking with a friend who knew the Font de Sa Sangonera in the Binifardó area below the Castell de Santueri, not far from the Sant Salvador mountain. We were thrilled by the lushness of the paisaje and enchanted by the wonderful smells of the rain-sodden woods along the way. The Font is an age-old spring that apparently has already been mentioned in some medieval Mallorcan folk literature. Do not expect as spectacular a sight as the Font de ses Ufanes that I reported about a few months ago, but here, one can have the feeling of being allowed in on one of the secrets of the Other Mallorca.

To make matters a bit more confusing, there also is a Font de les Sangoneres near Pollença, in the Puig Gros de Ternelles region. I have not yet visited there, but I believe that excursion to be more of a hike than an amble.

For the hiking enthusiasts amongst my blog visitors, allow me to draw your attention to a most interesting website called Bubotes. For the negligible effort of struggling through its information redacted in Mallorquin (Catalan), you’ll find there a comprehensive list of excursions in Mallorca, and plenty of routes for hikes on this exciting island of ours.

The photo was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Balears, Spain. The date: February 2nd, 2009. The time was 09:14:11.

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