Malta

Valetta

A visit to Malta marked the halfway point of our cruise. This photo was taken from our favorite table at the collonnade restaurant as we sailed by. Is it any surprise why we loved it there so much?

 

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Troy Our most uncomfortable excursion was in Gozo. We took a 5 hour 4×4 tour of the island. Sounds fun, right? We sat in the back of these open aired vehicles with absolutely no suspension. It was freezing that day. There was no step to help you get into the back so you had to crawl in and out. The woman who rode in the back with us had just turned 80 years old. I called it our prison jeep.  It took us to one of the locations where the movie Troy was filmed.

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Prison jeep also took us to the Azure Window, which was gorgeous. This tour was our second choice. The boat trip to the Blue Lagoon was cancelled due to heavy seas, dang it.

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We ended the tour in a very interesting location, the salt pans. It was difficult to get to, we had to ‘mind the branches’ as we drove the narrow dirt road being pelted by local vegetation in the back of prison jeep. In salt pans, the sea water is unable to drain into the ground so it evaporates, leaving behind sea salt. We brought some home with us.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lorraine
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 08:08:06

    Glad to see you were released from prison jeep for good behavior. At least you got to see some interesting sights (and got free sea salt!).

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