Oh, thanks Coffee, my darling Alright, so since Riley’s “solo sail” we have been here, in Marina De Valeta Just chilling, catching up on some work The main town is just over in here to the hub It’s where all the museums, the restaurants. It’s where you wanna go and hang out, so this is a really cool little marina to… Sautee into there. It really is.. Sautee? im not sure It really is just a walk away and like Riley’s the history nerd and I’ve found myself just absolutely blown away. Like, we are next to a fort There is a fort, just outside. It can be annoying in Europe, like going from marina, to marina, to marina But when you are surrounded by the most insane history in the entire universe, that’s pretty cool Yeah,so Elayna and I are solo now, Troyer has done his tour of duty He was a fantastic help for us around the Mediterranean, but I think he’s gonna do his own thing He’s looking at buying a boat or.. he’s got quite a few ideas so yeah, the interested to see how he goes But he was a fantastic help He taught us so much And you know we taught him how to sail and it was just a really good experience overall and we love you Daniel Thank you so much for your help. Honestly. We are off to Africa… Yes What’s that song? …I bless the rains down in Africa… Yeah, can you cover that? Yeah, I should, shouldn’t I ? Yeah,
yeah We’re going to Africa. We’re super-excited Firstly, Malta! Yes I could spend a very, very long time in Malta. Two things: that we’re gonna do while we’re here is: I bumped into a young girl by the name of Justine or Justina, who’s a Polish girl who bought a boat for one euro And she’s gonna refit the entire thing herself, so we’re gonna go and hang out with her a bit. Hopefully help If we can Yeah, I really want to go scuba diving, while we’re here I heard about wreck, its massive. Apparently there was an explosion in the middle of it, and they sunk it And yeah, it’s just perfectly laying on the bottom So, there’s like, it’s world-class diving here. World-class wreck diving in Malta. So, that’s what’s up The next day the Dive Center picked us up from the marina and we headed into their shop to grab some gear Then we drove to the other side of the island, where the shipwreck was Today we’d be exploring the remains of the 115 metres long “Um El Faroud”, lying on the ocean floor at about 35 meters deep. Due to its size and depths, we’d only get to see the front half, according to our camera-shy dive guide, Marco Oh, I cannot … Yeah, come on.. The history of it.. Where’s the ship come from? The ship…No, guys., I can not do it… Want some help? The “Um El Faroud” was built in 1969 in England and used to carry fuel between Italy and Libya In 1995 she was docked in Malta when an explosion occurred in the center tank. Nine people, unfortunately, lost their lives She was considered to write-off due to structural damage And sat in the harbor of Valletta for three years, until they decided she would be better of under the surface as an artificial reef So they towed her around here and laid her to rest We found the middle section, where the ship was separated, either due to the explosion or from how it was sunk or both I’m not too sure We got to go inside and explore multiple levels of the ship, keeping an eye out for any sharp bits or loose objects I get this indescribable feeling every time I’m exploring an unoccupied or historical place that humans once used to wander Occasionally barracuda and squid are seen around here, but we weren’t so lucky today Marco, the eel bit me…The eel bit me.
Uhm?… I was bitten by the eel What is eel? The Moray, eel.. No, see, no, ah come on! I tripped over I cut my foot the other day, I was drinking Marco drove us back to town, stopping off at a few of his favorite sites on the way. Then off we went to catch up with 22-year old Polish legend, Justina Where are we ? That’s a good question. In a quarry We’re in a quarry She was taking us to see her sailboat “Juanita” that she purchased for a euro. Yes, that is 1 euro Awesome Wait until you get inside Prior to the purchase “Juanita” had been in the water in a marina, here in Malta But Justina got her hauled out and put somewhere cheaper, for the future refit in the middle of the island, in a quarry Everything is rusty That’s a really proper lock And no one break into that No one, for sure Oh my gosh, cute I think I’m more lucky than… It’s all about luck, I would say Why? It’s not a really common story to get a boat for one euro But, if you wouldn’t try then obviously you wouldn’t get it. So, it’s… Exactly.
You need to try, but… And how did you get the boat for one euro? So, I’ve just seen an announcement on the net that there is a guy, who owns quite old boat, and he wants to sell it but It was like… it was written, like he wants to sell it to the person who is young and who have a dream University is not the thing I wanted to do, and I’ve seen this announcement, and I sent an email to the guy It seems like I am quite right person, so if I want to see the boat and talk about details then I need to go to Malta So, it was, like in winter and the flight from Poland to Malta are extremely cheap, like I paid, like 20 euro, so I had nothing to lose. I was really impressed I didn’t expect that the boat would be in this condition, cause it’s quite old boat, she was built in 1971 So, she’s pretty old and she’s really well kept, so… I was expecting something more like a wreck Me too! So So, I was really surprised and the owner and his wife, there are such a lovely couple, and They just asked me… What I can offer, like what kind of price I can offer them, because they didn’t want to tell me the price But at this moment I had no savings at all. So, I just said that right now I can not offer you anything, which would be sufficient for this kind of boat, for this size, for this condition of the boat so He told me It doesn’t matter, seems like you are the right person and let’s make a deal. I will give you this boat for 1 euro I started crying I bet We were sitting, like on the table having a dinner, and I started crying, cuz I wouldn’t expect something like that I have goosebumps, honestly, that’s amazing That’s so nice of them. So, we signed, we signed the contract and then I Flied back to Poland, realised that I have a boat And I have to change my life, so I left my university, I moved to Malta, I started to live on my boat because it was in the marina And I was, like work in the random bar, and then I started working on boats as day worker and… Everything went really good, and I got this permanent job And I can, I’m able right now to save up money and… We come for the day to hopefully get our hands dirty and help Justine and with a job on board But it turns out what she valued most about us coming along today, was just our advice She asked us everything from very technical yachting stuff, all the way through to just standard sailing destinations We spoke for hours and tried to help her out as much as we could And so Justina, this is a pretty Like, I think this is a really huge Undertaking, what did your parents say? What the parents say? They didn’t say that loud, but they weren’t happy that I moved here, obviously, but they think I’m a bit crazy and insane, but.. They might be right, but I am not sure yet We will see, like… We will see in few years what’s gonna happen Maybe I will end up like an old lady, extremely creepy living alone on my boat, who knows…With a lot of cats still in the quarry Still in the quarry, like ten years later… with cats.. No, I really don’t think so. How many years, do you think, it would take you? To be able to sail on my boat? I would say, like reasonable Two years. It’s kind of big project, cause you need to… Like, when I’m changing the mast than I also have to change, like all the deck design… All the winches, everything, like the first step to start this work is, like to do welding and sandblasting and It’s the first step, and I need to know everything about the later works Because if I’m doing the welding and I need to have prepared everything, like for the mast I need to know exactly how the lines for the sails will be going on the deck Like I, obviously… Some people would have to help me, because I have no idea how to design all these things But, I already realized how amazing and helpful people are.. Anyone who wants to give a hand… If anyone have a aluminum mast, I would, I would like to have it So, aluminium mast… A place to put the boat, place to have it on the hard, where she can work, preferably somewhere with a bit of shade General advice… Just general advice, someone who can weld… Particularly Malta base would be .. Malta base… I think, at some point every hand will be helpful, when I will actually start working here Like painting, removing stuff, stripping the inside Cool, and we’ll put your email… Contact details down there, anyone would like to contact Justina God im feeling really weird, seriously Join us next week with new faces, before we go against what everyone told us and sail over to Tunisia With a new crew member and a few dramas on the way