Moored up in Malta!
05 November 2008
After 6 months of travelling in the Mediterranean, visiting places such as the French Riviera, the leaning tower of Pisa, Napoleon's place of exile on the island of Elba, swimming in the clear, crystal waters of the east coast of Sardinia, climbing volcanoes in the Aeolian Islands, passing through the Straits of Messina, seeing the lava on Mount Etna and spending 3 weeks at anchor off the historic city of Syracuse, we have arrived at our winter destination of Malta.
We left Syracuse at 6pm and arrived in Malta at 8.30am the following day. With some wind behind us but a rolly sea, we didn't do much sailing but the view of the fortifications around Valletta Harbour upon our arrival was fantastic.
We are in Msida Marina where our friends, Angie & Wayne, met us to take our lines. Jim and Daphne, who we met in Syracuse, are also here too and there are several other boats that we made friends with in Syracuse making their way here this week. Looks like the winter is going to be very sociable!
Space here in Msida is very tight at the moment and we do not have a permanent berth until some of the local boats are lifted out of the water for the winter, which will free up space.
Will do further updates in due course but just wanted to let you all know that we are here.