Colin has taken the screen off my sliding door - yay. I didn't say a word but he asked and yes I confessed that it rattled all night long. I got very little sleep last night. The wind is still crazy here and it comes in off the ocean and bang.... hits the back of the house (which is where I am) with a vengeance. Even two melatonin and ear plugs didn't help much. I'm hoping for a better sleep tonight.
After a breakfast of toast, fruit salad and coffee (and lots of it) I was off. Colin was kind enough to drive me down the road to Marsalforn where I caught a bus almost immediately to Victoria. I switched there and got the bus to Dwejra. Gozo is so small that it doesn't take long to get anywhere.
First I walked down to see the Inland Sea which is a crater filled with seawater - you can take a boat through the inlet to view the Azure Window however due to the high winds it was not possible today.
Behold the Azure Window - it's really something isn't it?
Here's me getting blown about...well let me tell you that is the closest I wanted to get to the edge...at times like this I am glad I have plenty of meat on my old bones!! Those people on the arch are total nut cases but they did look cool in my photos. My glasses and face were covered with sea spray after viewing this but oh boy was it worth it. I'd love to see it on a calm day but I must admit I loved all the crashy waves. You can have your calm beach (on second thought no, I'll take that tool), I do love a frothy ocean crashing on rocks.
The bus service was every hour which was perfect as that's all I needed there - I got back on with the same people I came with.
Then it was back to Victoria/Rabat which is the hub for the transportation (except for the bus that goes by my B and B which bypasses Victoria and goes to the ferry...of course...). It turns out my bus turned into the one I wanted to take to Xlendi. (pronounced Shlen-dee). This was a pleasant village - described as such with "fishing boats bobbing on the calm water"...um not today...
I love the old fashioned lamp post!
It was a nice walk - not strenuous and it got my appetite revved up for lunch. I decided to eat at a traditional restaurant yet wasn't in the mood for anything too heavy. So I ordered another ftira - they differ in sizes and I saw someone had ordered one and it was huge. I even left the anchovies and olives on and lived to tell the story....