Marilyn and David's Wedding Anniversaries.

Twelfth, in September 2014, on the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club trip to Spain and Mallorca in the 1976 Daimler Double Six Avon-Stevens Convertible.

In September 2014, eighteen Jaguars and our Daimler set off for Mallorca, being apparently the first car club ever to attempt this. The main party sailed from Portsmouth to Bilbao early on Wednesday 3rd September on the overnight ferry. Because of the early start, we set of on Tuesday and stayed at the Premier Inn at Southsea. This was a good choice because the hotel has covered parking and I was able to leave the hood down. The organisers were Simon and Ann Cronin, with support from Travel Destinations (especially Andrew Melley). Cars ranged from XK120 to XK8s and set off from all corners of the UK. Travel Destinations had provided a very comprehensive and excellent travel booklet for the holiday. We stayed in Paradors whilst in Spain and at the Lindner Hotel at Portals Nous in Mallorca. The trip for us, door to door, was 1,623 miles and the car ran faultlessly throughout.

The Participating cars.      Next  for the daily log.

 
The Itinerary.
 
Wednesday 3rd .       Sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao.
Thursday 4th.              Drive to the Parador de Sos del Rey Catolica.
Friday 5th.                    Drive into the Pyrenees to Parador Arties, near Vielha.
Saturday 6th.              To Barcelona to catch the overnight ferry to Palma, Mallorca.
Sunday 7th.                 Arrive at the Lindner Hotel, Portals Nous, Mallorca.
Monday 8th.                Rest Day.
Tuesday 9th.                Run to Andratx, Deia and Soller: also our 12th Wedding Anniversary.
Wednesday 10th.       Day run and evening gathering with the local classic car club at the Boat House.
Thursday 11th.             Relaxation at the hotel.
Friday 12th.                   Cap Formentor and Cala de Sa Calobra: spectacular roads and scenery.
Saturday 13th.             More relaxation at the hotel.
Sunday 14th.                Return to docks at Palma for the overnight ferry back to Barcelona.
Monday 15th.               Back into the Pyrenees to the Parador at Vielha.
Tuesday 16th.               The final stop in Spain at the Parador at Argomaniz.
Wednesday 17th.        Overnight ferry from Santander to Plymouth.
Thursday 18th.              Arrival in Plymouth and drive home.
 
We set off from North Devon on Tuesday 2nd, hood down all the way, for the 188 mile drive to the Southsea Premier Inn, which had covered parking.
 
Some of the cars at the Lindner Hotel.
 
Relaxing on board the outbound ferry.
 
 Up.  Next.  for the daily log.      The Participating cars.
 
12th Anniversary lunch at Soller.
 
12th Anniversary dinner at the Lindner Hotel.
At the Boat House in Palma, photo from Mike and Sue Williams.