Colin mentioned that there was a nice view of Ramla Bay within a 15 minute walk - well I knew it would be more than that and it turned out to be about 25 minutes each way with very little climbing. Sold! It was a pleasant interesting walk,
I don't know what these are but there are a lot around here. They are so pretty.
One of the elaborate houses along the way
Before long I arrived at the same time as a Hop on, Hop off bus so I cooled my heels while the hordes raced around and took photos. I got myself a pastizzi which is a puff pastry filled with ricotta cheese or curried peas..I chose the cheese. (My goal is to work my courage up to try the pea one - I will keep you posted) Once everyone had left I sat on a bench admiring the view..,.
Not exactly offensive to the eyeballs is it? I think seeing it from above was better than actually going to it.
Looking the other way..
My pastizzi which was my lunch.
When I got back Colin said he would drive me to the restaurant later...well turned out the restaurant was closed. I had wanted to go to this one as Colin had gone on about it and it was traditional food. So he dropped me at the nearby Italian restaurant. Just before we left a mother/son from Switzerland had checked into the Bed and Breakfast. Dina and her eleven year old son Mahir came to the restaurant shortly after I got there and she invited me to join them. I thought why not and we had a very pleasant conversation. Before they got there I had ordered veggies with hummus as a starter and a lamb dish. And a glass of wine....hey it had been over a week since I'd had any! As I hadn't eaten any evening meals in Gozo this was going to be my splurge "goodbye Gozo" meal. The food when it arrived was heavenly...yes I took a picture but the lamb kind of looks like a dog's dinner but certainly didn't taste like it. It was in small pieces and beautifully spiced - it came with potatoes and squash. One of those meals you don't want to end but there was so much I just could not finish it. Oh dare I mention the waiter was HOT as in smokin'...if I was...um....forty years younger...okay forget that but oh my he was a cutie. When I returned from the restroom Dina immediately got up and went to the bar and I thought nothing of it - but thought it was strange that we didn't pay at the table. I said to her "oh we pay at the bar?" and she said "don't worry, I paid yours". I objected but she said she had enjoyed our conversation and it was nice to have company rather than just she and her son. I must say her son was such a polite boy and so sweet - I was impressed. I thanked her profusely as it was so unexpected and trust me it was not a cheap meal. What a lovely ending to the day! I then wished I was staying on so I could treat her and her son to a meal but I guess I will just have to pay it forward to someone else.
And that was my last day in Gozo!