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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day15

    We have arrived

    May 25, 2017 in Malta ⋅

    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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  • Day16


    May 26, 2017 in Malta ⋅

    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

    Technical update

    May 29, 2017 in Malta ⋅

    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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  • Day7

    Grand Harbour

    October 4, 2014 in Malta ⋅

    Das Kreuzfahrtterminal ist heute leer, aber der Industriehafen im Grand Harbour ist sehr eindrucksvoll. Schon immer war Malta ein wichtiger Reparatur- und Wartungshafen. Und so gibt es heute noch eindrucksvolle riesige Trockendocks.
    Das Auge und Ohr von St. Michael war zu Kreuzritterzeiten ein Aussichtsposten, wer sich dem Hafen nähert. Ebenfalls sehenswert ist die Maltese Falcon, mit 88 Mio Euro, das teuerste Segelschiff der Welt.Read more

  • Day25

    Coming home

    June 4, 2017 in Malta ⋅

    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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vittoriosa, Birgu, Биргу

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