02 Oct - 31 Dec 2001 Valletta

Central Mediterranean
Republic of Malta
Malta Island
Msida Marina +35621332800
SY "Kamu II" with her stern to the pontoon, two bow moorings.
ML 68.- (DM 315.-) per month.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our marina berth:
N 35° 53.79' E 014° 29.62'

Click here for a summary of this year's travels:
2001 Map

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at the Xara Palace Hotel +35621450560 in Msida, located in a beautiful 17th-century CE palazzo, with our private Jacuzzi on the huge balcony in front of our suite from where we enjoyed the most marvellous views over the entire country.

Touring the rural Gozo Island (67 sqkm in size, which is approximately the same size as Manhattan) by chauffeur-driven Mercedes, together with our longstanding Swiss/German friends Margrith and Ernst, thus visiting (i) the Cathedral Church of Gozo, (ii) the Santwarju tal-Madonna ta' Pinu sanctuary, (iii) the picturesque seascapes of Dwejra Bay, Fungus Rock and the Azure Window and (iv) the two Ä gantija temples (the Giants' Tower), a megalithic temple complex that had been erected during the Neolithic Age (c. 3,600 - 2,500 BCE), which makes these temples more than 5,500 years old and some of the world's oldest manmade religious structures.

Matt: Crewing for the Italian 45-foot X-Yachts racer SY "Durlindana" (as a member of an international crew - Italians, Americans, a Frenchman and a German/South-African under the experienced command of our friend Alessandro) in the 22nd edition of the 600 nm long Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, starting from Marsamxett Harbour in Valletta, leaving to port the Island of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi Islands, Pantelleria and Lampedusa Islands, sailing through the South Comino Channel, keeping Malta to starboard and coming in third amongst only 11 yachts which eventually limped over the finishing line in front of Fort Manoel at Valletta (out of 17 yachts at the starting line) in this challenging and unpredictable autumn race.

Laundering for ML 8,- (DM 40.-) per 10-kg load at a local laundry in town (washed and dried).

Konni: Flying with Air Malta to Munich/Germany for ML 150.- (DM 700.-) for a return ticket and visiting our son Armin in Munich and our daughter Ulrike in Freiburg i.Br.