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Road trip to Gozo via the ferry at Cirkewwa
Today we started the day by walking up to a small street café on the street called Dolmen, near the Trolees supermarket and had a baguette with cheese and a beverage for breakfast. Today the plans is to drive northwest and cross over to the island of Gozo.
Following signs through St. Paul’s Bay up the hill toward the town of Mellieha and Ghadira, past the Red Tower, and to the ferry town of Cirkewwa. There ...
This morning we had to be at the tourist office at 8:30am to be picked up for our trip to Gozo today. Surprise surprise they were late! We are starting to get really sick of being on island time, things just don't happen when they say they will! They were only about 10min late but that meant we missed our 9am ferry by just a few minutes and had to wait 45min for the next one! So frustrating! Eventually we got on the ferry and did the short 20min crossing to Gozo. A tour man ...
Early start with time for a last walk and photos along the Seine. Our taxi driver was from *****ia, with an amazing story. During the 45 minute ride we discussed religion, politics, families, boat people and values both in France, Australia and *****ia. He spoke passionately about his home and family in *****ia, and the difficulties that people face there. We never fully appreciate how lucky we are to live in Australia. ...
... We wandered along the foreshore towards Valetta for a while, trying to get the pics I was wanting but with little success – the boats were covered, too close together, were attached to ugly plastic buoys, had things I didn’t like in the background, etc. – all conspiring to spoilt my photos! As the sun began to rise we decided to turn and walk back, towards Silema, and walk for a while. The light was lovely on the boats, they still weren’t in good positions ...
... we waited I bought a Lonely Planet magazine and day dreamed about where my travels would take me.
Andrew drove back to Sliema like he was on a racetrack, stopping once because the car was making a funny noise, but it was just Mieke’s jacket stuck outside and flapping in the wind! Phew.
At home once again, I ate, watched Being Human and Skyped mum. And of course, even though I woke up exhausted, I managed to stay up super late…again! ...