There are few things are more relaxing to me than being close to the water, bobbing along in a sturdy craft or cruising along the coast, soaking up sunshine and beautiful views.
One of my favorite places to do that is Malta.
While inland Malta can be dry as a bone, dusty and rocky, the coast is stunningly beautiful, lined with harbors dotted with innumerable yachts and brightly-colored fishing boats.
I love the contrast of pristine vessels against old limestone buildings.
Somehow even the working vessels look nice in this setting with their brilliant colors reflecting on the glistening water.
My favorite ones of all are the traditional Maltese wooden boats. Their curvy lines and cheerful paint colors make me happy.
Do you like being on the water? If so, what is your favorite place to take a boat ride?