The season draws to its close in the conventional sense this week. The boats leave our bay for more sheltered harbours. It costs lots of money to bring them in to the safety of the Marina. Puerto Soller is one of few bays which allow free mooring, currently in the open part of the bay. Even the hardened ‘stay aboards’ start leaving now as the seas become more unpredictable. Some head for cheaper moorings than ours and have a winter exploring parts of the mainland. Those looking for repairs to their boats do the same thing as prices differ all over the Mediterranean ports.