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Following the Red Dot

Mallorca is a great place for hikes and walks, and there is no better time than now. The Autumn sun is out on most days with the temperatures still being warm and moderate. The scorching heat of the Summer months will not be back until next year.

We went for one of our favourite hikes last Saturday from the Castell de Santueri to the Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador in the Felanitx area. Basically, we had to follow the markings of a red dot. Sounds actually easier than it was in real life. We had done the hike before but, as this is not an overly popular trail, the track was now partly overgrown and partly washed away from the storms and downpours that had occurred over the past twelve months. As a consequence of nature’s ways, the dot markings were not always visible and, guess what? We lost our turnings on more than one occasion. Still, with the monastery’s statue of the Cristo Rey in a prominent position, we knew what we were aiming for and eventually arrived at our destination, safe and sound. The countryside is in a delightful state right now, presenting the vivid colours of Autumn. Apart from Oak trees and Pine trees, there was plenty of Garrigue and shrubland with herbs and bushes, including Heather, St. John’s Wort, Strawberry Trees, and a plethora of delightful wild flowers.

The photos were taken near Felanitx, Spain. The date: October 23rd, 2010. The time was 13:35:47 and 14:03:58, respectively.

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