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HIDDEN PLANS
HIDDEN PLANS

WITH SERRANO HAM AND CHEESE

The Ses Covetes and Es Trenc beaches are delightful for taking a walk at sunrise. It’s advisable to hire a car and get there early to avoid the crowd. It’s a nudist beach, so forgetting about swimwear and going skinny dipping in the turquoise waters is highly recommended. After a walk and a swim, a nice afternoon snack of “pa amb oli” is in order at the RAN DE MAR café, or an appetising paella, for the not-so-early risers.

The Moorish moon accompanies the morning sun; one can hear the stirring of the crystalline waters. There’s no seaweed now and the sand is white, drawing in macramé with infinite steps. During the long walk over the sand, blue whispers, almost silent, accompany you.

The landscape wraps you in a disquieting fiction. It’s impossible to resist the soft turquoise waves and how in an ancient ritual you give yourself to the foamy wiggle of the surf.

On the horizon, distant scenes take their own course. The sun is already extending its warm embrace; you treat yourself to the purest pleasure, dreaming and drawing your desires.

First, an afternoon snack at Ran de Mar, * a coffee and a “pa amb oli”* with serrano ham and cheese…

 

By Regina Palomero

 

* Ran de Mar (literally “by the sea”). This is a café-restaurant where Ses Covetes residents go for breakfast and lunch. It’s a simple bar/restaurant where the typical “pa amb oli” is recommended for breakfast: brown Mallorcan bread with oil and “ramallet” tomato (also typical in Mallorca) rubbed into the bread, with serrano ham and cheese. Or for lunch, try paella after a morning on the beach.