Carol. I have uploaded a photo of the entrance to the war shelters,hopefully it will come through .
Hi Mellieha. Wow Derek, can't believe it! hope you had a great time and the weather was kind. Has much changed? Tunnels still open? I remember the kids play area and have a photo of me sitting on the 1950's 6 seater rocking horse!!! well you know just had to have ago. There is a really nice cemetery close by. Did you get to see the impressive stone steps near the MARITIM HOTEL? I really enjoyed this hotel and location and thank them for hosting this webcam......
@DEREK - the Sea View Cafe? Spent many evenings there on our holis over the years whilst our son played in the little park on the old fashioned climbing frame and shuggy boat. Sadly though, the climbing frame has gone....
Carol I was here last Tuesday had a coffee and a bit of cake at the cafe beyond the church before I headed back to Bugibba then the flight home.
Crackling lightning, booming thunder and lashing, heavy rain in Mellieha right now. Enjoy nature's live show!
18oct18--Just noticed today that the large construction tower crane is gone. Beautiful view today as the street lights come on. EnJoy EnJoy
Can't believe how much quieter the roads are in mid October compared to mid August. Just as beautiful in August but it looks far more tranquil now.
Another beautiful morning here in Mellieha. Of course we all thank the hosts at the Maritim Hotel for sponsoring this delightful webcam and I recommend them for anyone wishing to visit Mellieha and Gozo as the ferry is not too far. Hi Derek, I have not visited Barrakka gardens which sound most interesting, you certainly know Malta and its great to share this fabulous place via skyline.
8oct18--A Thank You to our host, The Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view on the Mellieha's Church, Comino in the background, striking.
Carol have you visited the Lascaris war rooms near upper Barrakka gardens ? hand dug in secrete by the British army and Maltese volunteers, the Maltese living underground with the army until the job was finished.
Hello Mellieha, the colour of the sea today is stunning and brightens my somewhat overcast day. Derek, you have made my mind up! I must return to Malta. The night tour added atmosphere but it was so very cold. Included was a trip to the Silent City. Like the sound of the War Museum. Enjoyed the Maritim hotel after I had worked out their Tunnel system ( two buildings on opposite sides of the road).
Carol the one I was referring to is the one in Birgu at the war museum, The one you refer to is the Malta experience the hospital was formed by the Knights Hospitallers or Knights of St.John well worth a visit,must have been interesting on a evening tour. I believe that there are six levels in all the upper one was for the posh folks the next one down for the lower classes.
Good afternoon Mellieha, such a lovely webcam and very much appreciated, thank you Maritim. I did visit the underground hospital Derek on an organised night tour. I think it was built by the Knights Templar. Malta is wonderful for history. I had know idea that the families had to dig out their own tunnels! makes it even more mind blowing.
Carol, Jon I was told by the gent on the gate,that the council/ government of the day dug the main tunnels and each family was allocated a space and dug it them selves all by hand. On the subject of tunnels have you visited the war rooms in Valletta or the underground hospital at the Malta war Museum. well worth a look and very humbling .gan canny tho'
Wow, how pretty the church looks this evening with its soft orange glow so much nicer than the white LED lighting of new. Thanks to Derek and Jon for sharing your memories of the remarkable Tunnel System which I had forgot about till I came across Skylines webcam. It was indeed a remarkable experience although a bit daunting as I was worried about getting lost. A tribute to the strength and determination of the people of Malta. It has been really lovely to share this because nobody I know found the tunnels or knows anything about them and I think that is a shame.
Hi Derek & Carol; I walked through them a few years ago - I was amazed at the overall length of them. It must have a been a monumental effort to cut out all the rock - tonnes of the stuff - no big diggers down there when that was done. I was really impressed with them.