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KENT’S BIG DAY IN DEIA

October 10th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

October 8, 1945 was a very big day for Kent. . .he was born!!!

Kent was all smiles on his birthday. . .

Now some 67 years later we had the opportunity to celebrate his big day by visiting the little bay at Deia on the northwest coast of Mallorca. 

The town of Deia is set high up on the hillside in the Tramuntana Mountains and is one of the prettiest in Mallorca.  The road that reaches it is treacherous with one switcbback after another as we found out when our friends, Carol and Pat Kelly invited us for dinner at their home in Deia.

At their recommendation, we decided to take Destiny to the tiny bay at Deia, to celebrate Kent’s birthday this year.   The town of Deia is perched high above the bay, and there is a long winding path from the village for the hearty to hike.  Arriving by boat and landing the dinghy was much less strenuous.

From the water, the tiny bay is hardly discernable, except for the small rocky beach and the roofs of two restaurants.

From the bay the village is hidden behind the sheer cliffs, that line the tiny stone beach.  Roping keeps beach goers from getting too close the the area of falling rock.

Deia's rocky beach. . .

has crystal clear water. . .and the danger of falling rocks.

There is one restaurant at beach level and a second perched on the cliff, known as Ca’n Patro March.  It came highly recommended.

Ca'n Patro March is up a steep set of stairs and overlooks the bay. . .

with Kent's favorite view.

Lunch included grilled sea bass and calamari and a liter of sangria loaded with fresh lemons and oranges.

The piece d’ resistance was the wind came up just as we were leaving Deia, and Kent got a birthday sail–even ghosting along at 3 kts. in 7 kts. of breeze he said it was his “best birthday ever”.

As we headed into Soller on his birthday, the "old boy" was looking pretty fit.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARLING from me. . .

and Jolie!!!

Wait until you see what I have planned for next year!!!

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