The Garden Guide

Book: Journey and Embassy to Samarkand
Chapter: Ruy Gonzalez De Clavijo

Majorca and Minorca Islands

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On Saturday, the 28th of June, the vessel was off the island of Majorca, and so near that it could be seen very clearly; and on Sunday she was off an island called Cabrera, on which there is a small castle; and on Monday and Tuesday she made little way, owing to light winds; but on Wednesday she was off the island of Minorca, and entered the gulf of Lyons. From Thursday to Saturday she passed across the gulf of Lyons with a fair wind; and on Sunday, which was St. John's day, she was off an island called Linera, which is subject to the authority of the viceroy of Aragon.