As hard as I try to explain it or as much imagination or expectations we think about … we have to experience it ourselves to know how it is.
The sailboat Olatua welcomes us and she rockes us like a huge cradle. She contains everything: three double cabins, a living room with two bunks, a kitchen, a refrigerator, a bathroom and a shower. Mostly we cook on board. The gastronomic level is such that when it gets dark the chefs are awarded with innumerable stars in the sky. Olatua is a beautiful and comfortable house with sails. We feel at home and we look after her the same way. The skipper’s professionalism inspires us with confidence. We sleep in quiet coves with crystalline waters. At bedtime Olatua tells us a story and rockes us until we fall asleep. These are the holidays we deserve.
Characteristics of the sailing boat
- Bavaria 46 Cruiser
- 10 people
- Fresh water tank
- 460 liters
- Fuel Tank
- 210 liters
- Zodiac auxiliary
- 3,5m. Honda 2 CV
- Main sail and furling genoa
- PLOTTER RAYMARINE
- Radio – USB
- 3 Double cabins, two berths and double bed in living room
- Fridge and freezer
We sail from cove to cove, from islet to islet. We learn how to sail and how to feel the sailboat.
We listen to her and little by little we understand her language and we enjoy ourselves. The wind moves us without rush, without pause, without polluting.
We share the material: bow and stern, the dinghy, cabins, towels, flippers and glasses for snorking , toothpaste, the wineskin and little spoons or dishes. And we also share the “inmaterial”: concerns, hobbies, jokes and silly things , a tear sometimes, endless conversations under the stars and more than a secret. Olatua is a place to share.
The blue sea, everything is blue. The colour of peace, creativity and relaxation. Blue, cute, transparent, beautiful, turquoise, salty, warm …. We swim a thousand times. We care and respect it. We look at it underneath when we snorkle. We massage her surface with our sailboat and our silent canoes. She welcomes us.
Shearwaters, seagulls, Eleonor’s hawks set the course to Olatua. And the dolphins… they amaze us. They visit the bow and dance to the waves. We hear their snort, we almost can smell, touch them. It is a must …
And what about the Pitiusas? Pine Islands according to the Greeks. In this way, we see Ibiza from the sea, with a deep green colour. Pine forests, almond , fig, and olive trees, rosemary and countless aromatic herbs. The green color of hope, the hope of protecting this wonderful nature from the massive tourism.
But the peninsula is awaiting us and we have to disembark. A massage in the bow and one last beer on board. The sea and the sailboat send us captivated back to land . I’ll be back, I’m sure I’ll be back again.