MGARR HARBOUR MUSINGS

Yesterday we had took a lovely walk around the harbour of Mgarr here on Gozo. It is the first village that you get to see when you arrive on the island because the ferry docks here. I love this fishing village as it is overshadowed by beautiful rock formations, plenty of lovely greenery and wild flowers too right now, and colourful fishing boats, besides yachts and ferries of all sorts to enable visitors to visit some of the other smaller islands and take a cruise around Gozo.

Yesterday it was quiet, or else it was the quiet time of the day (which runs from 12:30 until 16:00hrs. Some men were sitting on the stairs of a lovely old building, reading the newspaper and chatting. The ferry station was busy whenever the ferry was due to arrive or to leave.

We took coffee at a kiosk right down by the water and sat for a long time watching the few activities taking place, and enjoying the sun. It is a quiet place during winter, a peaceful place. We then walked along the original part of the harbour where the first ferries from mainland Malta used to arrive long ago at the time when the harbour was still undeep, and walked along the promenade, which for both of us had plenty to offer, Ian loves looking at the sea and the boats, while I looked upwards direction Ghajnsielem at all the wonderful rock formations, the plants, and even the few farms where I saw tomatoes ripening in the sun, and that during January!

We spent the rest of the afternoon just walking, resting, enjoying the sunshine and taking in the peace and quiet of this lovely little harbour, and it wasn’t even cold.

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PAINTING WITH A CAMERA

In fact I took these photos with my mobile phone, I was not expecting to take any photos while walking along the shore with Ian this evening, but glad that I did.

The day was beautiful, the sea very calm, there was a peacefulness about the place here as shops and many businesses closed after lunch because of the Good Friday church services,  many locals were around in their Sunday best, and yet there was a lot of activity among the fishermen, they were sorting their nets, some little boats left the harbour and others arrived with their catch, nets were spread out to dry on the concrete, and as the evening approached I saw the fishermen sitting together talking and enjoying the rest. There were fewer tourist around today, especially this evening it became very quiet. We had a restful day ourselves, it was good to reflect after the huge amount of images we took in yesterday. One of these days soon we will go to visit Gozo the little island off Malta.
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This photo reminds me of the painting of the Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet-but don’t ask me why!

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