We drive to the north of the island to the port at Cirkewwa and drive straight on to the ferry. Buy the time we've
climbed the decks to the restaurant, the ferry is underway to Gozo. No waiting - very un-Mediterranean!
drive to Xlendi Bay. A small quay surrounded by steep rocky cliffs
We have coffee at the Moby Dick. - Gavin checks with the waiter about boats - 10 minutes later a suitable boat
appears on a trailer and is driven down the quay. We agree a price and it's ours
for the day.
All Maltese boats have the "Eyes of Osiris" painted on the bow,
scaring off the evil spirits.
Jenny has a coastal
skipper's licence - and we're off on our own.
We motor to Fungus rock and Dwejra bay.
Here we anchor and swim in the clear water.
We sail, OK motor, further up the coast. Amazing cliffs and eroded arches. We
return to Dwejra bay, anchoring closer to Fungus Rock, and resume swimming.
We sail back to Xlendi Bay and return the boat. The owner is interested in my
GPS, and wants to trade.
Returning to our restaurant, the Moby Dick, we order an excellent omelette / pizza.
Time for tea and stroll in the harbour.
This is a quieter, more relaxed place than Bugibba. We could we spend a night
here very easily!
A bit of driving and exploring, then we head for the port. 12 Lira for the
ferry, we're heading back to the mainland.
We watch the sunset.
The red orb should sink on cue at 7:47 UTC according to the GPS. Fortunately the sun
gets it right.
hacks it back to the hotel, the occupants singing 10cc and SouthPark songs. I'm disappointed
that the recent rain has cleaned the roads. Tyre squeal is a lot less apparent.