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WEB LOG of my visit to Malta
Don Ravey - February/March 2004
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Monday, 1 March - Ute returned yesterday to a snowy Saarbrücken,
Germany. We had a wonderful trip to the island of Gozo on Saturday.
Photos above are the Gozo ferry; a panorama from the ferry departing
Cirkewwa (Malta); the island of Comino; approaching Gozo;
and Victoria, the capital of Gozo, from The Citadel. I will
spend the next day or so organizing and processing all the photos I took
on Friday and Saturday, for my travel web pages.
Wednesday, 3 March - Last night and this morning the winds have been
ferocious! The temperature is not terribly cold but with these winds,
I won't venture outside. The bay is churning and waves are crashing over the
fishing piers and embarcadero across the bay in Xemxija.
Yesterday I took photos of business signs in Mosta and made them
into this montage.
Saturday, 6 March - No pictures to add today. Wednesday and
Thursday the storm prevented any picture taking (other than waves crashing on the
pier) and yesterday was major laundry day. This morning is overcast, but warm with
a chance of rain. I hired a taxi to take me to Burmarrad where I could exchange my
empty gas cylinders for filled ones. The normal method is to place the empty outside
the house on the day when the truck comes to your street, but my space heater cylinder
was completely empty and the one for the oven was nearly empty and it would be at
least a week before the truck comes by here. Fortunately, every Saturday the truck
is available from 9 to 12 in Burmarrad, just a few miles from St. Paul's Bay. The
taxi cost more than the two refills, but now I should be set for the rest of my stay.
Sunday, 7 March - The weather was nearly ideal for touring. I took the
direct bus (meaning that it bypasses Valletta) to Marsaxlokk, on the
Southeast coast, where the Sunday Market was in full swing! Notice the Marsaxlokk
Police Station in the first row of photos; doesn't look like this is a very wild
town! Marsaxlokk is a fishing village with many colorful Luzzi boats.
In the last photo, I was looking at shoes at one stall and thought I saw some
slippers out of the corner of my eye--wrong!--it was fish!