I'm On a Boat!
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July 9th, 2009 – by: reger1520
Malta is very popular with the British tourists (it was their island until 1964) so therefore my meal was a typical English breakfast consisting of eggs, toast, sausage, â€śchipsâ€ť, baked beans, and a tomato. It hit the spot and was free to boot.
Sarahâ€™s parents had rented a boat for the day as well as snorkel and fishing gear. The boat, about 12 feet, was the perfect size for us. Sarahâ€™s mom stayed behind and even offered to do our laundry. What a deal. Off we went, destination: The Blue Lagoon (it just rolls right off the tongue doesnâ€™t it?) It was about a 45 minute ride along the coast, past our town of Qawra, and just off of Maltaâ€™s smallest of its three islands, Comino.
Once we had had enough swimming, Clark and I took our chances with the fishing poles. We were hoping to catch enough fish to clean and cook at our apartment, however, that mission failed. But it wasnâ€™t a total failure. Out of all the fishing Iâ€™ve done in my life (which is a lot), I had never caught a fish in salt water until now.
Around 4:00pm, it was time to head back and return our vessel. We enjoyed the views of the Maltese coastline and, before we knew it, we were back at the Westin. We sat around the pool for a few hours until Sarahâ€™s parents offered to take us out for yet another meal (I think they felt bad about our fishing skills, or lack thereof). This time it was Indian food. I had never tried it before so I figured why not? It reminded me of earlier in the trip when I had sushi in Luxembourg, only this time it was curry in Malta.
We walked through the streets of St. Julians back to the bus â€śterminalâ€ť. The bus system is efficient, yet confusing. You never know exactly where your bus will pick you up or where itâ€™s heading and you have to ask them to stop at your particular stop. At least they are cheap and the busses are cool. Once back, we decided to go and take a night swim in the warm Mediterranean. We just couldnâ€™t get enough of the water. After a half hour or so, we called it a night after a long day out in the sun.
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