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The Inland Sea of Gozo

After exploring the beautiful Azure Window and Dwejra Bay on the island of Gozo (click here to see pictures), my friends and I were dying of thirst and ready for a shady rest.

Janet led us to the picturesque Inland Sea, an idyllic spot of craggy cliffs, pretty little boats, and clear water just a short walk from Dwejra Bay.

We found water-side seats under spreading umbrellas and sat back with icy drinks to rest, visit and soak in the view.

We watched boats emerge from a tunnel through the rocks, and wondered where on earth the tiny green door in the cliff led to.

I am particularly fond of brightly colored doors, and these boat sheds delighted me. Wouldn’t it be fun to have your very own tidy little fishing boat painted in turquoise, orange and purple hidden away in a shed with a bright blue door?


The pale stone buildings of Gozo can be blinding under the harsh glare of the sun, and the vivid hues of paint they use bring much-needed relief to the eyes and cheer to the heart.

We visited contentedly and sipped our drinks as we watched boaters and divers arrive, hoping fervently the shorts perched precariously on this boatman’s bottom would stay where they belonged. To our collective relief, they did. 😉

All too soon our drinks were drained and it was time to leave this idyll and head into town for a bit of shopping at a Gozitan craft village.

What is your favorite body of water to rest by?

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Serendipity at the Blue Grotto of Malta » Rambling Tart - […] was wonderfully, beautifully surprised. (Click here for stories on the Inland Sea, the Azure Window, the cliffs of Sannat, and the exquisite flowers of […]

Krista -  I have no idea where it led, Lisa. But I had fun imagining. 🙂

Krista -  Oh how funny, Stevie. 🙂 That’s an SF tidbit I did not know. 🙂

Krista -  Thank you so much, El. 🙂 I’m so glad you like them. 🙂

Krista -  I’d go for that too, Ayngelina. 🙂

Krista -  Thank you so much, Linda. 🙂 I never thought I’d get to see these places, and treasure every one of them. 🙂

Krista -  It made me SO happy to find iced tea, Velva! 🙂 I hadn’t seen it anywhere in Europe before, and it tasted like home. 🙂

Krista -  Me too!!! 🙂

Krista -  Oh yes, Tuula. 🙂 I love that body of water too. So much prettiness and sunshine. 🙂

Krista -  Wow – that must be a stunning sight to see, Ayelet!! 🙂

Krista -  How lovely to have water so close to you, Cathy! 🙂 After all the rain we’ve had recently, I DO have a little puddle of a pond that will have to suffice until I can get to the ocean again. 🙂

Krista -  I hadn’t either, Andrea! 🙂 Next time I definitely want to hire a little boat and go adventuring. 🙂

Krista -  Isn’t it absolutely wonderful, Hila? 🙂 It made me so happy to dream of hidden tunnels and caves. 🙂

Krista -  It was very peaceful when we were there, Faith. Though I suspect it got rather bustling when people started arriving to go diving and boating. 🙂

Krista -  What a perfect time to visit, Judith. 🙂 Aren’t the festivals so vibrant and colorful? 🙂

Krista -  It would be fantastic, Jenny!! Next time I will get out on the water for sure. 🙂

Krista -  Yes!! You have such a beautiful stretch of coastline, Neil. 🙂 I love it too. 🙂

Krista -  I love it too, Breanne. 🙂 Like you, it never fails to relax me. 🙂

Lisa | Renovating Italy - Just fabulous images and yes I am glad that bottom didn’t flash as well. That little door is totally intriguing, did you find where it led? What a wonderful world we live in….x 

Stevie - Well a green door in San Francisco means that behind it lies a medicinal marijuana dispensary.  There, who knows?  I’m stunned by how pristine the water looks–super clear.  What a gorgeous day.

El - Your photos and your experiences are incredible. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

Ayngelina - How could I pick a favourite? Frankly I’d even take an afternoon by the pool, it’s all great.

Lindyloumac - Another gorgeous post. you seem to have an endless supply of beautiful places that you have visited to share with us Krista. 

Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine - I have found the Gulf to be quite delightful with white sands and crystal clear water.

Love the doors and the setting of this majestic place-very nice.

btw, the Ice T can was amusing…..I did not think anyone really enjoyed iced T like the American South who would cringe at the idea to drink it out of the can, that is something the Americans in the north do ( I don’t do either smile). I loved it.

Have a wonderful weekend.


TuulaR - Oh wow, those colors are gorgeous Krista…. and I would totally love to have my own turquoise fishing boat 🙂 My favorite body of water to rest by has to be the Mediterranean… so many gorgeous spots to spend a quiet afternoon!

Wine Dine - Wish we could be there right now!

Ayelet - All Colores - Great pictures! Love all these colors. My favorite body of water to rest by is Lago Argentino, the largest lake in Argentina. It is in southern Argentina, and other beings that rest there are gorgeous glaciers 🙂

Cathy Powell - Stunning photos Krista and I love that bright blue door.  One of my favourite bodies of water to rest by would have to be Lake Bolsena, since it is the closest body of water to our home in Italy, and we can see it from a distance at our house 🙂

Andrea and John - Wow – this is gorgeous – I’ve never seen anything like it. What fun exploring little coves like this by boat!

Hila - A door in a cliff! It sounds so magical. I can’t get over how many magical places you’ve been to.

Faith - Such gorgeous photos, Krista!  It looks like such a peaceful place.  I love the brilliant colors of the doors and boats…what a fun place to relax in.

Judith works - We were on Gozo for the August 15th festival. Old life-size plaster saints lined the main streets. Very photogenic place.

jenny_atasteoftravel - The water is stunning. Wouldn’t it be great to be putting around in one of the blue dinghies, trailing fingers in the water! 

Neil1964 - yes I agree with Breanne. I love the ocean….Specifically, the pacific ocean on the east coast of Australia. aaaaagh serenity

Breanne Mosher - Mmm, so peaceful. I love being by any water, especially the ocean with its’ soothing lap of the water against the sand. I’ll take it vicariously through your pictures for now. 😉

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