One thing Mallorca is known for is the hiking. And this isn’t just trails you’re hiking, this is full on mountains. We really didn’t mentally prepare ourselves for this excursion the other weekend, but we powered through.
Matt and Cassie (the couple we met) asked us if we would like to join them on their hike in Alcudia. One of the things I was most excited about when we decided to move to Spain was the nature. I knew I was going to see some breath taking views. So obviously we said we’d love to go with them!
This hike was seriously unreal. It was totally worth the heavy breathing and sweat. It’s funny because we were most worried about the dog, but he was a trooper. And he was always way ahead of us.
Hiking is something I’ve loved to do since I was a young girl. My family owns property in upstate New York (Catskills area). We were always going on hikes, but that’s a story for another time.
When we got to the top of the mountain in Alcudia, I took a minute to really take everything in. The sea and the sky meshed together beautifully. You really couldn’t tell which was which: “where the sea meets the sky”. Being on this adventure so far has been unexplainable. I’ve had my ups and downs, but every time we go out into nature and take time to appreciate the little things I remember why I’m here.
Hiking Or Rock Climbing?
After the hike we decided to find a dog friendly beach so we could go for a swim, seeing as we were all dripping sweat. There was a beach up the road, but yet again we were totally unprepared for what was to come. There was really no trail to the beach so we ended up doing some impromptu rock climbing. It basically turned into another hike. It wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle, but we really didn’t see it coming.
But my Lord, when we got to that secluded beach where the goats roam free, I felt something come over me. The water was crystal clear and there was a sense of calm.
Nature really does nurture and these hikes have really helped me cope with being so far away from home. What has been even better was meeting another couple and sharing those moments with them. Thomas and I were so grateful that they asked us to come along with them.
Our photos don’t do any of it justice, but thank god Matt has a good eye and a beautiful camera.