This rocky inlet located in the south-west of Malta is a favourite fishing spot with many. On calm days, colourful Maltese boats bob about lazily in the water – a picture of complete serenity.
But in winter, the fury of the sea is not to be trifled with and on windy days, the boats are safely brought to shore to wait for more opportune weather.
One must certainly exercise caution and stay away from the water because, as all those of us brought up here know, it has a very fickle nature.
In the distance, the island of Filfla seems so close that it feels as if you can almost reach out and touch it.
Zurrieq is derived from the Semitic word zoroq which means blue. Quite an appropriate name, would’t you say?
Location: Wied iz-Zurrieq, December 2008 & January 2010