Our Spanish learned in the Caribbean is of almost no use here, since they speak Catalan first (the name of the town is Mao, not Mahon), and when they do speak Spanish it doesn't sound anything like we remember. Oh well, those brain cells will have to start working again. We are in town now after touring the museum this morning. Then we had lunch, went to the Church of Santa Maria for a baroque organ concert, and are now in an internet cafe. We were able to get unlimited internet as well as cheap phone calls to the US on the iPhone, but to get the connection for the computer was just too expensive. We will still keep up this blog, but it probably won't be as frequently as when we were in Italy. Apple won't let Adobe flash player load on the iPhone, so we can't update from the phone. "Why can't we all just get along?"
For the sailors among you, we won't give a lat/long for our actual anchoring spot, because this is almost August and space is definitely first come, first anchor. It is a 30 minute dinghy ride into town with our 3.5 hp dinghy engine, but it is an interesting trip and not much trouble with wakes at all. A nice young man named Antonio comes around to the boats in the anchorage and offers to bring groceries, take people into town, or whatever you need. His grocery list had prices lower than in the supermarkets in Gaeta, so that is very good for us. We have hikes to do, a fort to explore, and the market yet to visit, so there will be more here soon.