Mrs Sensibles mum and dad, live near Ragusa in Sicily. I have spent the past seven years dropping hints that it might be nice for us to live near them. It might save the 3000km road trip we take every summer and Christmas (not that I am complaining) So I was quite interested to read this article in the Times of Malta.
It seems that Malta is going to connect its electricity to the grid in Italy via Sicily. I really think one or two people will go grey before this project is finished.
I think the boffins in Malta should have a quick read of this, and then either scrap the idea or run a longer cable to Spain.
I love Italy and especially Sicily, but trying to connect an electrical cable between Sicily and Malta (the place of my birth) and expect it to work is utter madness. They should try something easier; maybe build a bridge from Sicily to Malta or solve the European debt crises.
I did a little bit of research and I will send my findings to the boffins in Malta.
Here is the connector that Malta has proudly designed.
And here is the connector that Sicily is working on.
As you can see they are pretty close. I guess the boffins will have to go to Gatwick Airport and buy a travel adapter so that they can connect the two cables together.
I wish them luck.
The Sicilian kaleidoscopical one doesn’t look like the other at all…..
Does it matter?
Sorry for my silly request,……….but I want to understand…!
Hi 76sanfermo, I am sure they will end up using the same cable. But I am also sure that as soon as the Maltese turn on their kettles, there will be a power shortage, either in Sicily or Malta.
You need to read this to understand https://englishmaninitaly.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/its-flipping-cold/
I have some blue-tac avaialble if needed. Brilliant!
I will send you kind offer of assistance to the boffins in Malta. They will need all the help they can get.
Pecora Nera, that second picture is not a Sicily Cable, but it’s glass called Mosaic Millefiori, we use it to make beutiful colourful mosaics, see at this link!!!
I thought it was pepperoni pizza.. 🙂
Hahaha don’t hold your breath!
The times of Malta have updated their article on the connector…. http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/elections2013/Malta-Sicily-interconnector-active-by-Q1-2014-Fenech-20130213
They believe it will be all systems go for the beginning of 2014. I wonder if they have talked to their opposite number in Sicily 🙂 🙂
This post says all about living in Italy, let alone Malta. Methinks that you have absorbed the scoffing point of view of Italians…. or did it preexist in Malta already ?
That island has always fascinated me with all the history it has contained !