Popeye Village, Anchor Bay, Malta

We crossed the island today, to visit Sweethaven.  That place name may sound familiar to you – it is the home of one Popeye the sailor.  The village here on Malta was orginally built as a film set for the 1980s Popeye film starring Robin Williams.  The village has been converted into a tourist attraction and turned out to be a lot of fun.  Yes we met both Popeye and Olive Oyl and Bluto even tried to claim my camera was his.

After a walk on the beach at Mellieha Bay, it was back to the hotel via St Julian’s where I discovered my travel tripod was now a travel bipod – the catches on one of the legs broke as I set up the tripod to take some night photos.  I was still able to get some shots of St Julian’s at night, but as some of the photos have bad camera shake – clearly a tripod with only two legs is not as steady as it should be.