We arrive near Comino

photo by Anne Pflug
on the bay between Malta and Gozo

We’re halfway through our cruise and stop for a while between Malta and Gozo.  In the middle of the bay is the island of Comino, seen here in the background, the third in the Maltese Archipelago.  There at several schooners here and the tourists are enjoying swimming, diving and otherwise having fun. Later we will take a smaller boat to go into the Blue Lagoon. Our schooner is very similar to the one seen on the left.

In this bay,  we also see the ferry that travels back and forth between Malta and Gozo, a trip we will take later in the week. It’s not in this area but in a more commercial section of the bay.

This blog annevisitsmalta.com enhances the book Return to Malta by visiting most of the places mentioned in the book with color photos.

Finally, my book!

 

Anne Fiorentino Pflug is pleased to announce the recent publication of her book, Return to Melita, a travelogue and a memoir.

The book is a compilation of several trips she has made to the island of Malta, the land of her birth.  Anne visited many tourist attractions and places of interest and comments on each.  She also names several restaurants she is familiar with and recalls her childhood and activities in most of those places.

Return to Melita is available in Kindle version as well as hard book copy and can be purchased at most book stores as well as at Amazon.com.

This blog annevisitsmalta.com enhances the book by visiting most of the places mentioned in the book with color photos.

Hope you enjoy both!

A Cruise around Malta

photo by Anne Pflug
On the Fernandes, a Turkish gullet taking us on a cruise to Comino and Gozo.

A beautiful day, a beautiful ship and lots of friendly people.  We started the cruise at the Sliema Marina and as we rounded the coast we could see the sea view of the Hilton and the Radisson Hotels. We had smooth sailing and passed by various harbors including  St. Julian’s, St. Paul’s Bay and Mellieha Bay. In  between these bays, we saw panoramic cliffs, inlets and coves. It was a perfect day to be on the sea.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta which can be purchased from Amazon.com

Harbor Cruise 2

photo by Anne Pflug
A dry dock area where various ships and oil rigs were being repaired

I was surprised to see such a busy dry dock in Malta.  I guess I never realized that there are various commercial endeavors that I had never connected with Malta. They seemed to be very busy  and, according to the various ships’ nationalities here, Malta does a thriving business involving many countries in the Mediterranean.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta  which can be purchased from Amazon.com

Valletta Harbor Cruise

photo by Anne Pflug
On the Grand Harbor Cruise.

In Malta, on a beautiful, sunny day, a Harbor Cruise fits the bill. The sea breezes kept us cool while we explored Valletta and the Three Cities from the water.  On the left, you can see a cruise ship, dropping off tourists for a day exploring Malta. On the upper right is a good view of Upper Baracca. As always, the strong walls protecting the city are in full view.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta  which can be purchased from Amazon.com

 

A ride in “old Malta”

photographer unknown
an old photograph – riding a donkey in the Maltese countryside

Here I am, as a child, over 60 years ago.  We enjoyed these rides taken to visit relatives far from the cities.

If you enjoyed this, much more information is available in my published book:   Return to Malta   which can be purchased from Amazon.com