The day drags on, or it goes quickly: it has always depended on your perspective. The air con in the room where the coffee is situated is too strong for an empty room but unable to deal effectively with a massed crowd. The sun is almost directly overhead and lavish in its heat and fizz. The waves crash onto cliffs, noiseless, in the distance.
I meet ____ from _____ with whom I have a pleasant beer. It is only afterwards I notice the ash from my cigarette has fallen over my jeans. It is too hot for jeans but I simply cannot wear shorts in front of the delegates. There is also no way 511s were made for these conditions, unless you count the baking hot American sun.
I think about America a lot these days. I also think that this was the holiday you always wanted but that we were unable to agree on.
We are going on a tour of Mdina later.