No building noises to wake us up today! Yes! We roused at about 9:00 this morning. We made a lovely “fruit salad”,melon and mango with some coconut yoghurt to top it off, for breakfast. Ollie’s sunburn had significantly reduced overnight which meant he wasn’t so red all over, more of a pink now. It was a good start to the day.
The plan was to make our way in to Ibiza town. We had looked and heard there was a nice mix between the old and the new. The taxi hauled us to the centre and dropped us off outside the marina which looked like it was having work done from the angle that we could see. This meant our first instinct was to walk to the centre of the town. We found ourselves in a plaza with a gelataria, there seemed to be a lot of Italian on the island, there was even a vegan option. It was the typical choice of lemon sorbet, I wasn’t tempted as I have that option pretty much everywhere we go. Ollie had a custard flavoured scoop in a cone but one of our group chose the New York cheesecake. I was VERY jealous of this.
I left everybody to peruse their options. I’m glad I did as I managed to catch a group recreating the town using petals and other natural materials. it seemed to be part of a festival of diversity. I’m not sure, I couldn’t translate very well. The group made our way through the town stopping off in little tourist shops looking for a photo frame to take home and put a photo of the break in. I’m hoping to do this with every holiday from now on. I want a wall full.
Next on the itinerary was to make our way through to the old town and find the castle. I managed to stop and find a fruit stall on the way. I got a plum to keep me happy. We eventually got to the bottom of the hill to get to the castle. it was a lot further up that we had anticipated. We were here now though so we started on. It turns out it wasn’t a steep slope and we managed fine.
the trip up was well worth the view. We were greeted by the azure Mediterranean Sea we were pretty happy with this.
The trip back down was a bit more complicated. We thought it would be a good idea to follow a different route and ended up getting lost in the labyrinth of side streets. This led us to find the museum of modern art. We would have never looked out for this, we went inside and we spent some time looking around. Some of my favourites were in this cluster of sketches. I really liked how moody they seem.
By the time we had finished in there lunch was on our minds. We found another small plaza just behind the one from this morning. We stopped and had a small bite to eat. I had nachos with spicy salsa and guacamole. 10/10 would have again.
Once we were done with lunch we decided it would be best to come back to the villa and chill out there for a bit so we could recoup and work out our plans for dinner. On our way to the taxi rank we passed the floral art again. This time it looked almost complete
As we had a bit of food to still use up,we all decided it would be best to stay in and finish it off instead of going out for food again. This was great as is gave us all time to relax by the pool without having to rush or get ready to leave. This was fine until about 6:00 when we all started to get a bit bored and felt it was a waste staying in. Collectively we chose to walk down to the beach, google told us it would be about 45 minutes but we thought we would be able to bash it out in 20. The walk led us down to the shore where we walked, and walked, and walked. We stopped off at a small bar for a drink before making our way back home. By this time we were all tired and weary from the hot sun and plodding along. When we got back to the villa we looked and realised we had walked about 9 miles, much more than any of us had expected when we left the villa. It set us up for a good nights sleep, ready for our last day tomorrow.