Menorcan Excursion #1

Started the day out by driving to the highest point on the island to see across to mainland Spain. The view was slightly obscured by the cloud we drove into. We could barely see monument at the mountain top monastery.

Started the day out by driving to the highest point on the island to see across to mainland Spain. The view was slightly obscured by the cloud we drove into. We could barely see monument at the mountain top monastery.

Next stop: a lighthouse situated atop slate cliffs. We were able to scamper all along the cliffs to the very end of the peninsula.

Next stop: a lighthouse situated atop slate cliffs. We were able to scamper all along the cliffs to the very end of the peninsula.

This beach was one of the sixteen strategic points upon which the British built watch towers to police shipping lanes in the Mediterranean. Also, it was a strategic place for lunch.

Post lunch church visits! This is the oldest church on the island, built one year before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Post lunch church visits! This is the oldest church on the island, built one year before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

Using huge (large, massive, gynourmous, honestly these rocks are BIG), the original inhabitants of the Balearic Islands, the Talayotic, built solid watchtowers among other architectural structures.

Using huge (large, massive, gynourmous, honestly these rocks are BIG), the original inhabitants of the Balearic Islands, the Talayotic, built solid watchtowers among other architectural structures.

The class giving a little scale to this taola, a structure created sans modern technology in the Talayotic temple.

The class giving a little scale to this taola, a structure created sans modern technology in the Talayotic temple.

Last stop of the day: ancient burial caves suspended over a 100ft cliff.

Last stop of the day: ancient burial caves suspended over a 100ft cliff.

One of the last views of the day from the cliff with the burial caves. Not a bad last view in life or last view of the day.

The view from the cliff with the burial caves. Not a bad last view in life, or last view of the day.

 

Tori Frecentese '13

I am a Senior Anthropology major with an African Studies minor from Stillwater, Minnesota. On campus I am involved in Salsa club, IM Hockey and Broomball, a student worker for Athletic Marketing, and a member of the Mortar Board and Blue Key Honor Societies. With varied interests and passions, at any give point you can find me at the library late night, tearing up the dance floor, or adventure-ing in the mountains.

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  1. Pam frecentese says:

    Beautiful pictures; very artsy! Wish I were there seeing it myself!

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