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Fornells is a pretty village located in a bay in the north of the Balaeric island of Menorca.
The village was originally founded to serve the castle erected in the 16th century as a defence against the Barbary pirates for whom Fornells Bay provided the perfect safe haven. The castle was eventually demolished in the 18th century and all that is left of the military past of Fornells is the watch tower on the headland, outside the village. From there to the west Cavallería Cape can be seen, and to the east the massive bulk of Sa Mola, forming the eastern side of the entrance.
In 1798 the village was a landing sight during the Capture of Minorca by the British.
Fornells Bay is deep, measuring 5 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. The narrow entrance regulates the force of the open sea. Sufficiently narrow to offer protection, the entrance allows water to enter the bay while restricting the waves. The wind is not so easily restrained. The surrounding hills are not high enough to keep out the Tramontane which has shaped the rocks and bent the trees over until the branches almost touch the ground.
This is one of the places where King Juan Carlos drops anchor when cruising around these beautiful islands.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture again…Joyce…those boat photos are great …you should think of joining
    the new group that one of my friends started recently…check it out… “A love of boats”

  • Is your friend called Larry…………….if so I have joined the group………………….thank you so much Lorraine
    …………..this is all great fun is it not…………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    Yes mam…his name is Larry and I’m glad you joined!!! Yippee…

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Lovely quaint looking port.

  • It is a very pretty place Barnie with lovely fish restaurants………………….many thanks my friend…………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago


    ( To help us tidy up the group it would be appreciated if you could remove as many of your older works as possible – Thanks Audrey )
    If you have already done this THANK YOU

  • Many thanks Audrey………………….Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonover 2 years ago

    Wow Gorgeous capture



  • Thanks Martin…………..it is really lovely and peaceful……………………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22over 2 years ago

    Super capture Joyce

  • Thanks my friend…………………….Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    adorable !!!

  • Thank you darling…………………………xx

    – Fara

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 2 years ago
    Gorgeous capture

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  • Many thanks again Anna…………………………………..xx

    – Fara

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    very pretty scene xx

  • Thank you Lynn for taking the time to comment…………………….Joyce…………………xx

    – Fara

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Joyce, very med!…what a gorgeous setting…I could sit and sip sundowners all night long, what a lovely place!!

  • Oh Kate it is a lovely place……………….I could sit with you and have sparkling water………………nice to dream my friend……………………..xx

    – Fara

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