In the rain and fog!! Sun did appear!

Well, I decided before I leave Palma that I should experience other islands. Getting tickets on the ferry wasn’t easy! It is still winter to the Spanish and I should have listened!! So I bought a ticket from port in Palma and appeared at 7am to board. The police arrived because I didn’t have my passport with me, but I did have credit cards and a driver’s license which seemed to work and the police waived me on.

Wind Swept Beaches !

Wind Swept Beaches !

Four hours to IBIZA. There’s lots of wealth but it reminded me of a poor man’s Sardinia. I arrived in Formentera, to be told that Saturday afternoon was bank holiday! Nothing open, no Scooters, cars, or bikes and only one restaurant open on the whole Island. But because the season doesn’t start until May, the last and only tour bus left at twelve noon. So I was out of luck except for Taxi’s that charged forty Euros an hour. Since it only takes 45 minutes to see island, it seemed a reasonable option, not that I had choice (I could have stayed at Port for hours). The saving grace to all of this was that the only restaurant was excellent and right on the sea!

I don’t understand why people raved about Formentra, it was like a scrub land, not pretty at all, but the sea was a beautiful color! The island was only ten kilometers, population 10,000 and six cities. Well in one of those cities I had to get cash, no use of credit cards anywhere on island.

Hanging over the cliff

Hanging over the cliff

We stopped at a bank machine; there was no money in the machine!! I told driver that there was no money, so he called someone who arrived in suit to put money in the machine (It was too surreal). I forgot to say I was only tourist on the island; the other people on the ferry were residents! (Very weird feeling). I will be writing next week when I leave Palma, a summary blog on Spain and my first 6 months as Nomadic intern.

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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2 Responses to In the rain and fog!! Sun did appear!

  1. Betty Steinhauer says:

    I got it

  2. monetdarby says:

    beautiful pictures !

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