As mentioned previously, we began the day by heading over from the hotel and boarding a 90 minute cruise around the harbour and the ‘creeks’ around Valletta. As I simply booked whatever was available yesterday, the boat wasn’t accessible whatsoever, however, there are a few ‘Hop On, Hop Off’ cruises from Sliema with wider gangways although one still has the issue of getting down to the mooring.
Anyway, the cruise is a great way to see what Valletta offers from a distance (including Popeye’s restored ship) despite the rough seas of the Mediterranean (which I always envisage to be calm!)…
Heathrow was then calling as we disembarked hence we headed back to the hotel to catch the booked airport taxi. As I predicted, the company began by sending an ordinary taxi. Luckily, the accessible taxi was available at that time meaning a smooth journey out to the airport. As we queued up for check in, assistance spotted us and, very helpfully, completed the relevant paperwork with us all the way to the plane. Only thing was a delay of 80 minutes.
As we know, its common for LHR to take their sweet time to unload Superbunny, not this time, it was the first thing out of the hold and rushed up to the airbridge to greet us…perhaps the heavy rain had something to do with it? Think it may have set a new record for getting out of said airport!
On the 12th June, one will be returning to Southern Europe, this time to Athens in Greece where I will also be hopping over to Heraklion (Crete) for the day.