Saturday, 16 July 2011

Jetski to Gozo

As we had new jetski's onboard we needed to run them in a bit to reach the 10h service mark and me and George decided to take a sight seeing trip to Gozo while getting two flies in one blow. We set off and the seas were rather calm and we could keep up good speed. While getting to the NE corner of Malta Island the seas coming in through the sound between Malta and Gozo became quite high. The view of Comino Island and Gozo were breathtakingly beautiful with their rugged cliffs. We stopped on the way to Baia beach lounge as some crew was there spending a Saturday in sunshine.

Mgarr ix-Xim

Mgarr ix-Xim

We tied up the jetski's on mooring buoys and chatted for awhile. Then we were off again as we felt hungry and wanted to have some seafood on Gozo we swam out and hopped on the jetski's to carry on our trip. It was not long before we came to the long inlet of Mgarr ix-Xim and we slowly puttered in there as it was full of visiting sailboats and swimmers. 

Entrance to Mgarr ix-Xim

Entrance to Mgarr ix-Xim

Again we tied the jetski's at buoys and we clambered ashore. We did not need to walk far and we sat at the one and only fish restaurant at the beach and we ordered calamari and rockfish with salad. The food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much. We sat a while digesting the meal and contemplated the view. Then it was time to start head back before it became dark so we paid the bill and ambled along the beach to the jetski's. 

George giving it his best

Gozo and Comino


On the way back we stopped again at Baia and Bethany and Liz there took a spin but we had to interrupt their fun as the fuel gauges showed almost empty. We could not find anywhere anyone selling gasoline so we started towards Manoel Island on "economic" speed, i.e. not pedal to the metal and expecting the engine to die anytime soon. As we came closer and closer to Manoel Island the engines kept running without any problems and eventually we arrived safely back to the ship. It turned out the gauges were not very accurate and we had had an unnecessary scare.

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