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Cales Fonts (or Calasfonts) is a natural fishing port in the region of Es Castell in eastern Menorca, its name deriving from the existence of a source of fresh water in the nearby creek. Its history goes back many years when sailors and merchants marked the little harbour as one of the most important points in the entire Mediterranean. It is essentially part of the much larger port of Mahon which is considered to be the second largest natural harbour in the World, second only to that in Sydney, Australia.

Although some fishing boats do still work from here, most boats are now pleasure craft and the caves along the waterfront, once used by fishermen, have now become bars, restaurants and shops.

From the map you can see that this picture was taken from the south side of the bay looking northward across it to the restaurants and bars on the north and west sides. And it was taken at about 9.30 p.m. on a beautiful May evening. The long exposure has, unfortunately, caused some blurring of the boats and buoys which were moving in the water.

You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.

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