It was one part of archipelago Malta that I didn’t see last year. It was the Island of Comino. One of three habitat islands that is part of archipelago Malta (Comino, Gozo and Malta). This Sunday (26th June) I got the opportunity to visit this amazing small island. But it wasn’t standard trip as you would expect. I mean walking around the coast (cliffs). It was my first boat cruise with Czech and Slovak’s friends living (working, enjoying) in Malta.
We started in Marfa, near to Cirkewwa where is the ferry station (for transport to Gozo). The small boat was booked only for our group consisting of approximately 25 people of Czech, Slovak and Canadian nationalities. Our boat driver was from Gozo, older vivid man. Our boat you can see in the first picture. And of course, I immediately had to try how the pole looks – unfortunately, it was not suitable for pole dancing :-(.
I tried to draw out cruise on a map. But I warn you that it is approximate. I know only the name of places when we stopped to swimming. We had four breaks during our (6 hours, I guess) cruise and I am going to describe them later. But first, let me notice that we celebrated the birthday of one girl here. In the second picture, you can see something like as birthday table (it is only an improvisation).
Well, out the first break was in Crystal lagoon. It is close to by far best-known a place in Comino – Blue lagoon. The scenery from this place is shot at the two following pictures. I think that it was a nice place but I was looking forward to seeing other places and my expectation was fulfilled and I didn’t regret at all.
Yes, the second place was Blue lagoon. I heard about this area several times and I had lots of expectations as for this place. And I must say that the water here is really amazing, the colour is indescribable, very clear and blue. But unfortunately, there are the most tourists. We anchored far away from the coast. And I had my first opportunity to swim in Malta. Hm, the water was really cold in comparison of the air temperature.
The photos from my first swim I add up as well. I set out on swimming to the shore and have a short walk. That’s a pity that I couldn’t have brought my camera with me. But I got a promise that I will visit Comino in autumn with my friend and we both are going to around this tiny island. I am absolutely looking forward to seeing.
All the time during our cruise I played with the thought that I could drive a boat :-). I pleased our drivers and in the end, I shot the following photos. But to be honest, the boat was anchored 🙂 However, I enjoyed taking these photos 🙂
After Blue Lagoon we continued toward the west-north a bit and finished at one of a bay in Gozo (the first picture). I again swam and again I must say it was very cold, brrr. Then we went back to Comino (the second photo from a distance).
The last break was in a plan – Santa Maria cave. You can see this cave in the first picture. Now, I am not sure from which part of Comino I took the second picture. But it is not Santa Maria cave 🙂 This place was very nice and we could have seen the group of nice young divers :-)) Anyway, there is a possibility to swim inside in the cave, climb up to the second part of the cave. There is a small lake (very small) and you can continue in a tunnel outside and swim around the cliffs back to the lagoon.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring my camera with me, so I don’t have the photos inside. But it was very picturesque. At the end of the small discovering trip, I jumped down to the sea. Yes, I yelled a bit 🙂
After we enjoyed our last stop we had to go back to Marfa owing to time. During the cruise around the north part of Comino, I could see the cliffs looking like an elephant. Just you can judge it in the following picture.
And the last note at the end of this post is related to the animal. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any dolphins (and to be honest, it is very rare animal here). But we could see lots of jellyfish. Our children hunted them. I tried to take their