Trip to Malta--Part IV
After our trip to the spooky but cool Hypogeum, Alex was glad to be out in the sunlight again and riding in the van along the Mediterranean seacoast. Our guide, Marisa, offered us a few choices for what to do with the remainder of our day. We could take a boat ride to see the Blue Grotto, or go to some temple ruins up the coast a ways, or see the Medieval city of Mdina. I thought Alex needed some time to run around, and Frank really wanted to see the ruins, so we opted for the ruins, but asked if we could see Mdina if there was time. I didn't think that Alex would do that well on a boat ride at this point, but passing the Grotto, it looked like a lovely trip. As we ventured up to higher ground, we had a beautiful view of farmlands, ringed by taller buildings at the coastline.
To get to the ruins, we had to take an incredibly bumpy road along the coast. Marisa said it was a former British airstrip used during World War II, and it evidently had not been repaved since then. Alex thought it was fun and enjoyed making flat "ommmm" sounds with his voice and hearing it vibrate as we bounced along. The waters of the Mediterranean looked absolutely gorgeous down below the rocky cliffs.