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Gozo & Blue Lagoon

Maltese balconies. Valletta

Maltese balconies. Valletta

Church, Gozo

Church, Gozo

Ggantija temple, Gozo

Ggantija temple, Gozo

Azure window, Gozo

Azure window, Gozo

Blue Lagoon 2, Comino

Blue Lagoon 2, Comino

Blue Lagoon 1, Comino

Blue Lagoon 1, Comino

South American shape grotto, Comino

South American shape grotto, Comino

Mosta dome

Mosta dome

Malta sunset

Malta sunset


Had an absolutely brilliant day. Took the ferry to the island of Gozo which is more rustic than the main island of Malta. The Gozo landscape is dominated by big cathedrals which dwarf the 2 storey arabic style housing.

First visit was the Neolithic Ggantija temples. At over 5,500 years of age they are the oldest existing manmade structures on the planet including the pyramids. Whilst they are not much to look at when you consider their age and significance they are quite impressive. Next up was Dwerja Bay and the Azure window. This is a natural stone bridge formed by the sea much like the former London Bridge on the GOR but on a much bigger scale. Back on the Hop on Hop off bus to Victoria, Gozo's capital. Had a quick walk around and took the opportunity to sample some pastizzi, supposedly the best in Malta.

From here I headed back to port to catch the ferry to Comino and the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon. Stunning! I donned the togs for a swim in the inviting crystal clear water. I was not prepared for the cold water temperature but this is likely my only chance to swim at the blue lagoon so just sucked it up and took the plunge. I enjoyed a couple of hours just relaxing and exploring the many grottos on the tiny island before taking the ferry back to Malta.On the bus ride back to Valletta I took a quick stop at Mosta to view it's famous dome. This is the 3rd largest unsupported dome in the world. In WW2 a german aircraft dropped a bomb which went through the dome but luckily did not detonate. It had been a huge day so back to Valletta for some dinner then decided to stroll down to the water to view a stunning sunset. A perfect end to a great day.

Tomorrow I'm off to a funky, cold place. Any ideas? Answer will be revealed on my next blog

One final message for T. On the speedboat ride to Comino I lost my cap. Not happy!

Posted by adtamo 12:55 Archived in Malta

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