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Day by Day 2: Gozo 2

Our last three days in Gozo

Wednesday May 16th
Early start and down to Dwejra where there was a large car park empty when we arrived. Walked up past St Anne's Chapel (small, uninspiring, in need of paint) and onto headland. Good views and found cart ruts. Back to car park (now busy) and went with all the tourists to see Azure Window. Left tourists and went up to watch tower which nice and quiet, interesting displays and informative curator. Drove on to Gharb, large but nice village. Church both huge and shut. Went into Folklore Museum which has interesting displays in nice old building. Up very narrow road to St Dimitri's Chapel, exterior being restored, door open but further access barred by grille, uninspiring but in nice countryside. Next to Ta' Pinu where the large, modern church has busy car park and the inside was busy. Interesting to see but not our cup of tea.

Thursday May 17th
Drove to and quickly through Marsalforn with its tourist development to go along coast road to park up where road turns inland. Walked back east along coast with good views of salt pans, also set for Russian film about California. Drove to Zebbug, large nearly shopless village with locked church, down to Wied el-Ghasri to find Basilica of the Patronage of the Virgin Mary. Found it, shut, so pleasant walk down valley for a bit . Back through Ghasri (small, well-stocked supermarket) and up narrow road to the lighthouse on Gordan. Road stops halfway at small park, walked rest to very windy top with excellent views all round. Then to Victoria for petrol (not many outlets in Gozo) then to look for old Lunzjata Chapel. Didn't know where it was, maps no real use, ended up in very couth part of Kercem and had nice explore but no chapel. Eventually found we were on wrong side of Tal-Lunzjata and directed to path across it, saw life round church and went there to find priest preparing for Mass, nice little church in very pretty area just outside Victoria.

Friday May 18th
First thing to Qaia (nice village with several shops) and parked by Parish Church. Main door shut but found open side door. Interior very impressive. Back to Nadur for ATM and drink, found the Sacre Coeur Church down from the square was open Then to Dahlet Qorrot Bay. Very nice drive down pleasant cultivated valley to bay with boathouses and nobody around. Walked round headland to east and dropped out for a bit. Back to watch fisherman unloading his catch. Headed for Hondog Bay, good views of Comino and Malta on way there but bay very busy and little chapel shut. Back to hotel for much needed tea and sit before walk onto headland to find cart ruts and general wander on lovely evening.

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