Es Vedrà at Sunset.
On the more remote South Western seaboard of Ibiza, lies an ancient watchtower overlooking a cluster of small rocky islands known as Es Vedrà.
The island is said to be home to sirens and sea-nymphs who tried to lure Odysseus from his ship in Homer’s Greek Odyssey. It is also thought of as the holy island of the Tanit the Phoenician lunar goddess, worshipped as the patron goddess and of fertility, who became Ibiza’s patroness. Legend has it that specific sacrifices were made to Tanit during full moons on the shore of the island.
In 1855 a Carmelite Friar by the name of Francis Palau y Quer once lived here for a short time following his exile from Catalonia. It is currently home to colonies of lizards, goats, and an endangered bird of prey called Eleanora’s Falcon.
The foreground holds one of many ancient pirate watchtowers that overlook the sea.