Sunday, 13 September 2015

Whew! What a Trip!! Part 2

OK...

...to pick up where I left off yesterday...

Thursday 3rd September - Valetta - Malta.........

In the morning we took a wonderful excursion to the prehistoric temple of Hagar Qim (pronounced Hadjar Eeem)....

...with it's massive standing stones and enigmatic atmosphere.






In the afternoon we took a walk into Valetta...

..and I saw my very first Pomegranite tree!



We found the Museum of Archaeology...

...where I took loads and LOADS of photos of all sorts of stuff including carved stones from some of the other temples on the Maltese Islands.





This last one is from the most famous temple at Tarxien.

The morning trip had been scheduled to visit Tarxien (pronounced Tar-shen), but the site is currently closed while a protective cover is put over it. (Maltese stone is a bit soft and the wind and weather are taking their toll on the temples now.)

Friday was a day at sea...

...with two workshop sessions - morning and afternoon.

Travel journals coming along VERY nicely!!

...and lots of messy tables :-)))))







Saturday 5th September - Kalamata - Greece

...and another excursion to Pylos...



... and the Methoni Fortress.






After wandering around in 36 degress...

...we settled down for a cold drink before heading back to the bus!




Delightful!!

Final part of the journey tomorrow...

x C

3 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I just drooled on my keyboard...your photos are outstanding! Rich and beautiful carvings...a wonderful trip!

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Mary!! It was a wonderful trip indeed :-)

Living to work - working to live said...

An arch! I'm a sucker for an arch!!!