On our trip to Malta, we saved the best for last...The Sunday Fish Market at Marsaxlokk. We almost didn't make it there. The bus from Valletta was teeming with people (again an unintended side effect of the incredibly cheap 1.50 EUR per day price). I seriously considered skipping Marsaxlokk as I don't like elbowing my through a throng of people onto a crowded bus. I'm glad we persevered though because in the end, it was an enchanting and memorable day trip.
It was a fair distance (10 minute walk) from the bus stop to the town but soon we were there steeping in the atmosphere.
At first, we skirted around the water's edge admiring the brightly colored boats that make Marsaxlokk so charming.
Colorful nets sat in bundles on a dock.
We admired the town square and cathedral.
As you can see, we walked a fair distance along the water (using the twin towers of the town's cathedral as a beacon).
Occasionally, we spotted a contrasting boat like this dingy dinghy.
We detoured away from the water to have a a look at what was on offer. A huge pile of broad beans tempted passersby...
Ix Xlukkajr. We got one of the last tables outside.
One thing that we wondered a bit about was how the fisherman actually got out to their boats as they were moored offshore...