Folklore and fireworks.
Today it was El dia de San Juan. It started last night (Noche de San Juan) with fireworks in the city and big campfires on the beach. We had dinner with our Madrid-friend Fran in Puig d’en valls and after dinner Johan was so tired that we went straight to bed. The next day we saw these great pictures in the news and I wished we had driven to Talamanca beach to see the fireworks there.
Well, next year.
I brought Johan to his work, because his scooter was in for repairs. At the bar next to the HACO store I bought our breakfast of coffee and fried eggs. The owner of the bar asked:
“Did you see the fireworks for San Juan?”
“No” I said in my best Spanish “But today is San Juan! Anything happening today?”
“Not here in Ibiza-city, but of course in the village San Juan, in the North of Ibiza!”
I called Fran and asked if he wanted to join me to the North. Of course he was enthousiastic.
We drove the 35 minutes to the beautiful village. The moment we entered the main square, the procession was already passing by. A police officer told us where to park. I jumped out of the car, gave Fran the two dogs and started running towards the beginning of the procession.
Just in time! After 10 minutes the group of locals dressed in the Ibiza folklore and de acolytes went inside the church.
“Well, that was a short visit!” Fran laughed. “Friends are texting me that they are all at Cala Pluma. Shall we also go to the beach in the South?”
“Why not…” I answered “but first a little lunch, because at Cala Pluma there is no food or drinks you can buy!” Fran knew a nice restaurant where they have great juices and salads.
After our lunch we first drove to our house to drop my big CANON camera and get some towels and a parasol for the dogs. And I brought my SONY HDR AS100V action cam, to finally make a under water video of the dogs swimming. This video I first have to edit, so I will show it later.
Fran was flying back to Madrid at 8 PM and I had to pick up Johan from his work at 7 PM, so we left Cala Pluma at 5.30. What a unexpected nice day!