Malta - May

Malta - Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th May - Who'd have thought a week in Malta would have been so exciting?! We had our car broken into on Gozo, our day bags stolen, the police recovered them and we had to go to court. We also saw Clair and her family and had a rough and cold boat trip!
  • Daren and deep blue yonder
  • We met up with Clair, Dean and Ann at our pad
  • A meal at Venus Restaurant in Bugibba
  • Blond Bombshells?
  • Dean and Justin
  • Kiss and tell?
  • A great meal and plenty of wine!
  • Enjoying the sun in Salina Bay
  • Daren at Qawra
  • It was very rocky
  • Wignacourt Tower (built 1610) at St. Paul's Bay
  • Sun, Sky and Sea
  • St. Paul's Bay
  • The most fancy staircase
  • ...and a nut case!
  • It was a church!
  • The buses were old
  • Valletta's bus station
  • Not square
  • Old ruins
  • Auberge de Castile
  • Valletta's "Land Bridge"
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Valletta had a violent history
  • Looking out to sea
  • The view was marvellous
  • A quiet courtyard
  • Daren poses
  • The Grand Harbour is the largest harbour of the Mediterranean
  • Pleased to see you?!
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens
  • Bad Hair Day
  • Dedicated to Sir Alexandar Ball, first governor of Malta
  • Daren goes cottaging
  • The Siege Bell
  • Commorates the Second Great Siege (1940-3)
  • Valletta has its ups and downs
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  • The Pub where Oliver Reid died during filming of Gladiator
  • Look at those knockers!
  • There are churches everywhere in Malta
  • The ferry from Valletta to Sliema
  • This boat trip was calm
  • View from Sliema of Valletta
  • IT'S THE LAW
  • The buses were old, but in great shape...
  • ...a bit like their passengers
  • The "Big Blue" Portomaso Business Tower
  • On the ferry to Gozo for the first time
  • On board
  • Docking at Mgarr
  • The Citadel of Victoria
  • A Hillman Hunter, remember them?
  • The view of Gozo from the Citadel
  • Don't lean too far!
  • Being punished
  • The saltpans in northern Gozo
  • Ta' Pinu Church
  • Can you spot Ta'Gordan Lighthouse?
  • A very old Austin A35 van
  • The Fungus Rock at Dwejra
  • The Azure Window at Dwejra
  • Sitting on a rock
  • Little did we know what was happening
  • Where the thieves broke in
  • The Azure Window is in the distance
  • The thieves' car outside the police station
  • At the police station the next day
  • The fabulous Da Rosi restaurant in St. Paul's Bay
  • The red sand of Ramla Bay
  • Our second day on Gozo
  • It did rain early one morning
  • Off to Gozo for the third time to go to court
  • Mdina medieval walled city
  • Lunch at Ciappetti
  • Check out the middle bottom sign
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • It's a big chamber pot!
  • On the ramparts
  • Daren wanted to sign up
  • Outside the city walls
  • Justin's Weapon of Mass Destruction
  • Palazzo Vilhena
  • The Main Gate of Mdina
  • Clair's swimming pool
  • Fancy a barbie?
  • A midnight dip?
  • Their house has a bar and snooker room!
  • Justin, Clair, Ann, Dean and Louis in front
  • We were shown the door!
  • Yachts in Valletta's Grand Harbour
  • Sweethaven, the Popeye Village set
  • It was windy
  • It was cold
  • It was cold and windy
  • Oh, I say...
  • Comino was warm and sunny though
  • We saw lots of little lizards
  • Comino's Blue Lagoon
  • Off to go cruising
  • Ships that pass in the day
  • The calm before the storm
  • Ready for the return journey?
  • The sea was rough
  • Portomasso Tower from the sea
  • Our last night meal, at a Mongolian restaurant!