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Malta

Malta

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  • Day21

    Lazy day today but did manage to visit the Mdina Glass Factory and the craft village. Fabulous glass everywhere not the place to go with my rather bulky back pack especially when I spotted the sign "all breakages are considered sold!" Some of the vases are very big and very beautiful. Fascinating watching the man working the red hot glass.

  • Day15

    It has taken two very enjoyable weeks. The only problem with the car was two punctures.
    Now we will relax for a few days. Wash all the clothes and order the new tubes for the car.
    It feels good to have arrived.
    I checked the mileage. We have traveled a little over 2200 miles or 3500 kilometres. I've used about 2.5 litres of oil and 1.5 litres of water and lots of petrol which varied from €1.46 to 1.75 per litre.
    Mostly our speed was about 55 miles per hour except in the many hilly areas. Faster than this and the thin cross ply tyres made the steering uncomfortable and it was harder to see the pot holes and undulating surface coming.

    Our idea to not book accommodation in advance changed as we traveled because if we left it until about 5pm it was often too late and smaller places would not accept our booking so we started booking place at about 2pm when we knew where we could get to by the end of our day.
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  • Day18

    What a nice welcome we had from the members when we turned up in the MG at the very nice club house. Today is Sunday and they were having a car boot spare parts sale and I found a dip horn switch exactly the same as the one in my TC. We sat and enjoyed a drink in the clubs comfortable bar/cafeteria.
    Several of the members went out of their way to to come over and chat and as I expected the standard of the Maltese classic cars I saw is outstanding. Tony Vassallo give me a beautiful calendar and copies of the newsletter which were all of the highest print quality.
    One member called Joe Anastasi guided us on the quickest way to Golden Bay then his English wife joined us for a meal. As we followed him to the bay I said to Mandy that we could not be in better company if we have a puncture as Joes family have a tyre business and he said they might even have a tube the size I need. Joe is also a Vincent owner. He looks a lot like my late uncle Laurie and he has the same surname as my mum's maiden name so we might be related which wouldn't surprise me.
    What a fantastic club they should be very proud.

    Later in the day I read the car club news letters I had been given and noticed that in the May edition there​ was a picture of a Rover P5B and I remembered that Brian Salmon sold his to a man in London who was moving to Malta. I checked the name of the owner with Tony and phoned Brian to ask the buyers name. It is Brian's rover. Small world!
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  • Day16

    The car has been parked at the front door of the house all day and it was photographed every ten minutes by passing tourists. I gave it a good clean and vacuumed the dust off the tonneau.
    We parked in the town square and watched at least six pairs of tourists photograph it as we ate our lunch.
    On Sunday we have been invited to a car club meeting at Mosta where we will meet the owner of one of the two Maltese MGTC's then we continue to golden bay for the classic bikes and cars.

    I ordered the new inner tubes this morning Friday and they will arrive on Monday which is very good service.
    I will get them fitted by the tyre fitter who has a Vincent black shadow and get the wheels balanced.

    There is a snap election here also next week and I am eligible to vote so I will give it a go. Politics here is taken very seriously with very high percentage who vote.
    I will continue to post occasionally while we are here.
    Here are some photos from today.
    One is of a big amphibious car and the next picture is the boat it came off. They are both at the yacht marina at the back of the house.
    I'm doing this blog while Mandy cooks swordfish steak we bought from a fisherman this morning.
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  • Day19

    I ordered the tubes and rim tapes on Friday morning from Longstone tyres in England. They arrived at 10.30 this morning via DHL. Great service! I took the tubes to a Vincent owner who has a tyre shop not far from here and he replaced three tubes and balanced five wheels and wanted only €25 so I have him €30 and said the extra 5 is a deposit on his Black Shadow.
    I now have 2 new spare tubes and 5 good tubes on the car.
    I also opened the ignition points gap which had closed to six thou and went around the whole car checking the tightness of nuts and bolts. The car is ready for the trip home.
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  • Day19

    We heard that the prime minister was coming to Birgu square tonight to gain support for the election on Saturday so we went along. He is certainly good at stirring up the crowds and clearly enjoyed having selfies taken with lots of people as he approached the stage. As for the politics, I didn't understand a word it was all in Maltese!

  • Day25

    The labour party got in with an unexpected high margin. We heard fireworks exploding and very loud music coming from the square so we went to see and got caught up in the fun. The photos tell it all.

  • Day25

    Tomorrow morning we start the journey home from this beautiful island. Our ferry takes us back to Sicily where we will spend a few days exploring before getting a 20 hour ferry to Genoa.

  • Day1

    Wir haben viele verschiedene Strände besucht.
    Den schönsten Strand findet man auf Comino. Die sogenannte Blue Lagoon hat sehr klares, blaues Meerwasser, das einem das Gefühl gibt man wäre in einem Pool. Doch leider ist dieser Ort so beliebt, dass man kaum einen Platz zum verweilen findet und vor lauter Touristen das Meer kaum mehr sieht...
    Daher empfiehlt sich diesen Ort nicht zur Hochsaison oder nicht zwischen 11 und 15 Uhr zu besuchen.

    Die verschiedenen Strände auf Gozo, der neben Insel die zu Malta gehört, sind ebenfalls zu empfehlen. Wir haben einen tollen Badetag an der Ramla Bay verbracht. Dieser Strandabschnitt ist von Felsen umgeben und hat feinen, rötlichen Sand. Wir haben leider aber einen eher rauen Tag zum Baden ausgesucht, was den Einstieg ins Wasser erschwerte, da das Meer an Ufernähe steinig ist.

    Ansonsten findet man auf Malta sowie auf Gozo überall kleine abgegrenzte Meeresabschnitte oder Strände die sich super zum Baden eignen.
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  • Day2

    Today was our first day at school. We've had a welcoming event with a placement test 😩 an orientation walk and got our timetables.
    After that we went off to Sliema by feet with some of our new schoolmates.
    Now we're so exited to be students again 😬...tomorrow lessons will start. 😎

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