27 November 2014

We were Grockles on the Last day


Today being our last day we were up early as usual and had a nice view and a leisurely breakfast before setting off to go and chat to the nice lady in the “GO” shop, again!!!

Our Ferry to Valletta


As we got on the ferry it chucked it down with rain, but by the time the ferry docked in Valletta the sun was out again. We walked up to the Lower Barrakka Gardens via the Victoria gate and enjoyed the lovely view from there.


One for the ladies, fine figure of a man in the Lower Barrakka Gardens


The entrance to the Grand Harbour

















































































We walked on round the walls to the St Elmo Bastions and took in the film about Malta, known as the Malta Experience. Worth watching if you know nothing and fun even if you do know something about it all.

As we walked on round the bastions Alan decided to take the ferry to Sliema and look at the places where we were with KARMA in 2002. On the way over we noticed that the bastions on Manoel Island were being renovated and that the Yacht Club where we had had lunch with “L” in 2002 had moved.

The view of Valletta from Sliema


This is where we were moored in 2002



Sliema was more or less the same, though there had been even more high rise hotels and flats built since we were here.  Nostalgia satisfied we took the ferry back to Valletta and went directly to Costa Coffee to check the Social Networks.

We did a little shopping for gifts and souvenirs and then stopped at the Upper Barrakka gardens to watch the 16:00 hrs signal gun being fired. That was fun and once the smoke cleared we took the lift down to the ferry.

The fine view of the 3 cities


Action stations


Shot over!



Alan went to chat up the nice lady in the “GO” shop and lo and behold she had a nice new smart phone for him! She put his “GO Mobile” chip in it and paired it up with his iPad. Fantastic, he practically skipped home he was so happy that now we could get on line again.

On the way we met “F” the nice man who collected us at the airport when we arrived and who is taking us back there tomorrow.


Back in our flat Alan played with his new toy and we were able to get on line and at least bring you all up to date. Now it is time for a meal, some packing and then bed.