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This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snapshots of … Wied iz-Zurrieq (in Winter)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In the distance, the island of Filfla seems so close that it feels as if you can almost reach out and touch it.

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Zurrieq is derived from the Semitic word zoroq which means blue. Quite an appropriate name, would’t you say?

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Location: Wied iz-Zurrieq, December 2008 &  January 2010

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors, looks like a fantastic place to visit!

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  2. Loree, I am always so amazed by the incredibly pristine blue waters of Malta.

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  3. Such beautiful scenery! I would never want to leave.

    ~Lindy

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  4. I wouldn't have known it was winter, it looks like any other season to me! It's so pretty and I love those boats!

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  5. Hello Loree:
    One of the things which we most enjoy of the time which we spend in Brighton is the views of the sea, in its many moods, which we see from our windows.

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  6. Beautiful. The colors of Mediterranean are unique.
    Costas

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  7. So gorgeous! Loree, I don't know if you saw my response on my blog but Remi and I were having a daydream about moving to Malta and opening up an inn the other day!! :)

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  8. Hi Loree, you have a very nice blog. :) I work at an English school in St. Julian's, and was wondering if you would be interested to do a piece about us. Perhaps you know someone whom we could offer some free English lessons in exchange? Please let me know!

    Thanks and kind regards,
    Stephanie

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  9. Stunning shots..gorgeous..the water looks powerful! I also love the colorful boat covers..how beautiful!!Fabulous series my friend!

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  10. it´s really beautiful. how i´d love to walk around there with you!
    sending you big hugs loree!
    jane

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