Date: 11th August 2018
Travelled: Only by scooter, the Hymer is on ramps and hooked up to electricity
Visited: The catacombs and grottos of Rabat.
Stayed: Camping Malta, L-Armier, €21.50 pd, all the usual services. N35.99484, E14,36686.
Budget: 69 days @ €100 per day
We spent last night chatting to Josh and Mickayla from beautiful Foster in NSW. They purchased their Hymer from a buy-back dealer in Amsterdam for €7500. They have done a lot of travelling in the last 3 months and lots of stories to share. Josh has Maltese heritage and stayed here at Camping Malta with his family some 20 years ago. We cook them dinner, drink too much and have a nice evening.
But today’s another day. Our time in Malta is running short, so we best make the most of the day.
The scooter ride to Rabat is less than 10 klms from L-Armier. As we know the way to Mdina and Rabat is just down the hill. The Lonely Planet lists all sorts of interesting stops, so we are off…
It’s another hot afternoon in Malta, we stop for a late lunch and a drink in a little cafe just across the road from our starting point in Rabat. Then head back to L-Armier on the scooter for a late afternoon swim at our little cove adjacent to the campsite. As the sunsets we tidy up and get ready for a 4.30am departure for the ferry back in Valletta.