200 Million years ago; walking back in time.

By Posted in - Action & Personal & Travel on March 7th, 2016 pou-des-lleo-05

Our Sunday hike with the boys, brought us to the northeast side of the Island.  Pou des Lleo (Lion’s well) is known as tranquil and truly one of Ibiza’s natural, almost completely untouched environments.
For these hikes we are using the book “Secret Walks” from Rob Smith, hike 14. It started at the white sandy beach with the the typical wooden fishermen’s boat houses.

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Soon into the hike we were surprised by a natural hole in the rock where the waves were crashing through.

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We were hugging the coast and a cold wind made us grabbing our sweathers out of the back-packs. An area of impressive striated rock formations lay ahead of us. Dating from the Triassic Period, about 200 million years ago, the gray pointy rocks looked volcanic.

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Can you find Johan in this picture?

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our big move to Ibiza Spain #ibiza2016 #ourbigmove beach  #hike #secret #hikes #walks #nature #ibiza hundred million years euro

our big move to Ibiza Spain #ibiza2016 #ourbigmove beach  #hike #secret #hikes #walks #nature #ibiza hundred million years euroThere is no proof of dinosaurs on Ibiza, but this period is known as the Age of the Reptiles (the Archosaurs reptilian was clearly dominant). We had to do with some lizards and a ‘deer’.

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When we came to a huge crack in the rock formations descending to sea level we had to back track to find our way around it.

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our big move to Ibiza Spain #ibiza2016 #ourbigmove beach  #hike #secret #hikes #walks #nature #ibiza hundred million years euroThe unmarked trail led us past a wide crevice in the rocks, probably formed by weaker layers in the tilted strata.

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our big move to Ibiza Spain #ibiza2016 #ourbigmove beach  #hike #secret #hikes #walks #nature #ibiza hundred million years euroWe clambered over the rocks and climbed up to a watch tower. Torre des Campanitx is one of the towers built to protect Ibiza against pirate attacks in the past.

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From here we could clearly see the private Island of Tagomago. The 600.000 square meters green Island has a beach with mooring and beach bar. The only mansion on the island is situated right in the middle is available for rent for holidays or events. Renting prices on request. I don’t think we can afford it.

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The last part of the hike was easy going along fields with flowers, sparse woods and farm land.

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After one-and-a-half hour we were back at the car. At 4.30 we wanted to have a bite to eat in the Pou des Lleo restaurant, but the (lunch) kitchen was already closed. So we had a Cafe Caleta. This is coffee spiced with rum, brandy, lemon rind, orange peel, sugar, cinnamon and a couple of coffee beans. Legend tells us that this coffee was invented on the fantastic beach of Sa Caleta by local fishermen. The alcohol created a ‘burnt coffee’ to drink after meals.

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Well, for the meal we had to drive to Santa Eulària, ended the day with Paella and were just in time to watch the sunset over the salt basins of Las Salinas.

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    March 7, 2016 at 18:23

    Wat een prachtige wandeling!!
    Waren wij nog maar wat jonger,want het zal nu niet meer lukken.
    We hopen nog andere wandelingen te zien uit de boekjes
    Liefs A&A

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