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Lifeboats

There are seven Salvamar lifeboats operating out of the Illes Balears, four of which are based here in Mallorca. All Spanish lifeboats operate under the wings of the Marina Mercante, […]
Lifeboats

Pollen Alert

Apparently, the intensive downpours over the least six to eight months here in Mallorca have laid the ground for an imminent and rather excessive pollen outburst. It would appear that […]
Pollen Alert

Swan Lake

You may have admired the pair of black swans inhabiting the water basin underneath the Palau de l’Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca (see my blog entry dated January 18th, 2008). […]
Swan Lake

Cruz Roja

The International Red Cross is a wonderful operation. I have never had a calamity where I would have been in need of their assistance, but it is a good feeling […]
Cruz Roja

Peace At Last

After a lengthy and sometimes bitter confrontation between the proprietors of Es Fangar, the country estate with the largest extension in the Municipi de Manacor, and the Plataforma Camins Públics […]
Peace At Last

Spring Cleaning

Today is the third Sunday of Cuaresma. Now there are just over three more weeks left till Easter. I’m mentioning these religious holidays because Easter traditionally marks the start of […]
Spring Cleaning