In which we take some trains and a plane to arrive in Malta, settle into our vacation apartment, have lunch by the sea, and dip our toes (or more) into the Mediterranean.
Today was probably the best weather we will have on our Malta trip, so we decided to go to the beach. We had a lazy morning, and then had lunch at NAAR right on the water at Balluta bay. Then we enjoyed a little dip. The beach was fairly sandy, which is atypical for Malta we are told. The downside is that the water was not very clear, so my new underwater camera was not that interesting. Nevertheless, we had a great time, and a fellow sunbather even volunteered to take a picture of all four of us.
Although our original train to the airport was cancelled, we were able to get a different one, and arrived safely on time in Malta. Last night we simply relaxed in our vacation apartment. Today we are ready for the beach. Here is the view from the rooftop terrace
Meg could not believe the size of the Big Gulp cups at 7-11. She asked me to take a picture with her hand for comparison. I think they hold 2 liters each!
Spencer was very excited to go golfing with Grandpa Felty. We carved out some time to go on Friday, while Meg, Clare and Grandma made a tasty tart.
We played nine holes at Wyandotte shores. I was really impressed at how good Sadie has gotten. Thanks for taking us dad!
And the National garden. Saw a changing of the guard at the President’s house. There wasn’t much left of Aristotle’s school. It was recently unearthed when breaking ground for a new museum in 1996.
We had the all marble stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 mostly to ourselves.
Exploring the ruins of the largest Greek temple up close.
Ancient knowledge was stored here. Partial mosaics left in places.
The Tower of the Winds is a water clock and eight sided building depicting the wind directions.