Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Harbour tour great way to explore Valletta's rich history
In all we passed ten different creeks as well as the three cities, Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa. There were many interesting buildings, docks and watercraft. One of the most interesting sights was the modern yachts that looked like something out of a James Bond movie. They oozed money and a few of them looked a little menacing painted grey with their helicopter pads on the back.
We thoroughly enjoyed the harbour tour. It was so lovely just to turn my face to the sun and feel the breeze that the boat was creating.
We made our return trip to Valletta once again on the passenger ferry. We checked out the roped off swimming area, where you dropped in the sea right off some rocks. It looked fine for a swim if we had time. Right beside it was a huge but greenish looking, saltwater pool.
All the sea air made us hungry so it was time to go back to the side streets of Valletta to find a good restaurant for lunch. We were successful and once again I had rabbit but this time it was cooked in juniper berries and red wine accompanied by roasted potatoes and a huge plate of broiled cabbage, peas and braised celery. This rabbit was a bit richer than the last one but it was melt-in-your mouth good. We finished with Italian Macedonia de Frutta or fresh fruit with squeezed lemon and sprinkled with a little sugar or tiny drop of honey. It sits in the fridge for a couple of hours before you eat it. Our espresso topped off a lovely meal.
After watching a beautiful sunset from the terrace, it was time to see a movie. This is always a bonus for us to sit in a real theatre and watch a movie and who can argue with a movie starring Colin Firth? This followed by a walk through the quiet streets of Valletta listening to the faint sound of jazz coming from one of the bars.