We had our first meal on the Island that evening. A monkfish and red pepper starter, lambs cooked long and slow with fat, sweet red tomatoes and the huge butter beans that are available all over Spain for main course. Malcolm was the only one that wanted a pudding and so I kindly agreed to join him in a dish of Arroz con leche. That was until I realised it was a rice pudding, but the honey ice cream that accompanied the dish was sublime.
We made our way to watch the glorious sunset at Ses Variades. There were large crowds there that night to experience the visage. The setting orange sun seems to turn the sea into a titian cloudscape of fire.
The next day we were up and about early as it was Sunday and we wanted to see The Iglesia de Sant Rafel.This little church is on top of the mountain in San Rafael and the views are amazing. The service was an inclusive communal worship and the choir of adults and children alike was exquisite. The four parts of the choir alto, soprano, tenor and bass were easily discernible in this magical setting and the choir richly deserved its description of heavenly.
We wandered out into the sunshine and realised that the church was near the Museo Puget which was next on our agenda.
This museum was only founded in 2007 and celebrates the legacy of Ibiza Narcis Puget Vinas and his son Narcis Puget Vinas.There are lots of watercolours and oil paintings to enjoy from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Sunday lunch of delicious Paella and a snooze awaited and I am sorry to say the rest of our Ibiza adventure was spent eating and sleeping with the occasional evening of drinking and dancing thrown in for good measure……
Extract from the Lotus Generation due out in December 2014