On September 16, 2023, a group of adventurous kayakers from Get Out and Kayak Malta took the 6:45 a.m. ferry from Malta to visit Gozo, Malta’s sister island.
Our destination was Dwejra: a coastal area famous for its natural wonders, historical sites, and inland sea with a sea tunnel!
From there, we paddled along the rugged north-western coast of Gozo, exploring its stunning scenery and marine life.
One of the highlights of our trip was the Wied il-Mielaħ Window, also known as the Ghasri Window, a limestone natural arch. This arch is more secluded than the Azure Window, which collapsed in 2017, but equally impressive. We were able to get close to the window and admire its shape and size.
Another attraction we visited was the Wied il-Għasri, a narrow inlet carved by the cliffs and forming a secluded bay, which resembles a mini-Norwegian Fjord. We entered the bay through a small opening, where we found a peaceful and picturesque spot, surrounded by steep walls and with clear blue water. The bay is also a popular diving site, as it hosts a variety of fish and coral species.
Along our route, we also came across many caves and grottos that let us explore and rest. Some of these caves were natural, while others, according to legend, were man-made by salt collectors who used to work in the area. The caves provided shelter from the sun and the wind, as well as a glimpse into the history and culture of Gozo.
One of the most memorable experiences of our trip was the sight of thousands of fried egg jellyfish bobbing on the waves. These jellyfish are very large, which are harmless to us but can sting their prey. We were amazed by their appearance and numbers!
We returned to Dwejra after several hours of paddling, feeling satisfied and exhilarated by our adventure!
We had seen some of the most beautiful and unique sights that Gozo has to offer, and we had learned more about its nature and history.
We couldn’t stop there though!
Etienne had a great idea to stop for a swim at the Blue Hole before going back home, and it was a treat!
Stay tuned for some wicked drone shots and clips!
We look forward to doing it again soon, remember: Paradise is just a paddle away :-)
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