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Tuesday 26 August 2014: Where is Everyone?

Caution! Long, windy write up ahead. Here's the short version for those pressed for time: got up early; ran to Cala en Turqueta; blipped; ran back; it was fun; the end.

Hauled myself out of bed again at 6am for another run. It was especially difficult after last night's wonderful indulgence at Es Castell, but manage it I did.

Opened up the shutters onto the patio to reveal the Boards of Canada-esque predawn sky - those who know the band will know what I mean - yawned and had a little stretch then turned on my heels and headed to the kitchen to make a coffee.

By 6:50am I was on the road and heading for the trail round the coast, first to the bay at Macarella and then on to Cala en Turqueta, my destination today, (and pictured above).

The run to Macarella is fairly familiar now and although fairly rocky, not particularly difficult. Beyond the beach - where a bunch of people were once again camped out beneath a tree - and back on the trail for Cala en Turqueta, things become a little more tricky.

The route up and out of Macarella was so steep that I had to walk it. Although it did level out eventually, it was a much trickier run than the Cala Galdana to Macarella leg. No less fun, of course!

Anyway, the reward was mine upon arrival at Cala en Turqueta: it was completely deserted and far more picturesque than Macarella. I sat at one end of the bay for 10 minutes and gathered my thoughts before heading back the way I'd come.

I'm really going to miss running here.

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