Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, & Ramla Bay
August 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
Whether you’re there to turn a nice, crispy brown, splash in the water, scuba dive, or to nurse a weary body and mind, Malta’s beaches with their golden sands and turquoise waters will satiate everyone. I took a leaf out of Don Draper’s book and decided to punctuate my time in the sun with a pensive reflection on mortality. Whilst my cells were soaking up the rays I plunged into the first volume of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Classy, eh?
Of the three beaches that I visited Ramla Bay ranks as my favourite. The weather conditions were perfect: a strong breeze meant that waves would come crashing into you and the cool waters were a welcome respite from the scorching sun. Legend has it that Odysseus washed up on shore at Ramla Bay and was then held by the nymph Calypso as her husband for seven years. As you may have noticed above I belong to an entirely different breed; having swum in the same waters as Odysseus is something I will boast about for years to come.
(Pictures of Gozo and the ferry ride to Gozo are also included here.)
Ramla Bay; view from Calypso’s cave