Trip Start Sep 15, 2007
29Trip End Oct 17, 2007
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We drove to the top right corner of Malta, then boarded a ferry (in our car) which makes the 20 minute journey to and from Gozo throughout the day. We spent the rest of the day driving around to different points of interest and to the many beautiful swimming spots scattered around the island. I have to say that Gozo is very nice indeed. When planning my journey before leaving Australia I had originally intended to spend 4-5 days in Gozo but never really got around to it
Highlight of the day was us buying "Ftira Pizzas" and setting ourselves up nicely on a beach. It had been threatening to rain all morning and after a few minutes I said "Perhaps we should move off the beach, looks like it is going to rain." After a further few minutes of procrastination we decided we should probably move and about 20 seconds later a monsoon hit. It was incredible and we all got completely soaked to the core, including our pizzas. It was fun though! Around 30 minutes later the storm had shifted out to sea and the weather completely cleared up and provided us with a very sunny afternoon...seemed a bit weird but I was not complaining.
For the evening I was being picked up by my father's family, I was very much looking forward to seeing them all again and there were a few more coming tonight that I was not able to catch up with last time which was great
I often found dad's cousins looking at me and smiling and they repeatedly said they saw a lot of my young father in me. It must be surreal for them to only see me once as a child and then see me again as a grown man in the likeness of my father, with whom they shared a lot with when they were young. I could see they were so genuinely happy for me to be there, it was great. I promised them I would encourage my brothers to make the journey to Malta soon, they want to see them again so much. I also said I would come back with them when they did visit! :)