Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Today was quite a busy one, so I’m splitting this post into two parts to avoid having 33 pictures one one page.

blue railings on a red wall

First up: the Blue Grotto. We had planned on going here the previous day but the bus didn’t show up, which turned out to be a good thing as it started raining not long after we got on a different bus to head back to the flat.

hikers at the airport bus stop

The weather today though was lovely – sunny and, when out of the wind at least, warm. The sea was also quite calm, which made the boat ride out to the Grotto quite pleasant.

overlooking a boat heading back from the Blue Grotto

The boat rides are from the coastal part of the village of Qrendi, and cost a very reasonable €8 per person. At the time we got there the queue was very short.

shops around the coastal area where boat rides are organised

pigeon on the wall with a tin of water and some corn

the small harbour where tourists get on and off the boats

on the boat and ready to go

Zoe on the boat ride out to see the Blue Grotto

cliff face and rock silhouette

rock overhanging blue water

We saw quite a few jellyfish during the boat ride, although I didn’t get any good pictures of them unfortunately. This also rather put Zoe off putting her hand in the water as advised by the tour guide; I tried it and the effect was pretty cool – it makes your hand go really bright blue!

blue water in the Grotto, with purple waterline visible

boat in the distance exiting a cave

cliff view on the return journey

So that’s it for part 1, tomorrow I’ll post part 2, wherein we visit Mdina and Marsaxlokk.