Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mistra Bay - Malta

In the World War II and even earlier Mistra Bay was used as an alternative base for seaplanes when the weather would not allow landing at Marsaxlokk, which was the main base.



























Photos taken by Laetitia.

5 comments:

marie6 said...

The slipway where Joe and the girls are standing is from where the planes took off. Great photos by the way, hee hee!!!

Dina said...

Joe was right and also this is a where my dad used to take me and my brother for swimming!!

Dina said...

my grandmother used to tell us about the sea planes here too this is how I knew Joe was right!! Then I looked it up on internet to confirm !

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photos amid a bit of history. Good post.

marcosfw said...

thanks for sharing the pics and the history behind it. I also found some further info on visitmalta site, interesting:

Mistra Bay is a pebble beach between Xemxija Bay and Selmun. Mistra, like Xemxija, has a long history of sequent occupation that goes back to the Phoenicians and Roman rule. It has a number of caves in the area that were used as burial places. Others were used for refuge, shelter and to monitor the bay . A natural depression on one side of the bay now shelters different plant species. The military battery built by the knights, visible at the edge of the cliff, is now being used for Aquaculture. Fish farming pens are present at the outer part of the bay.