Today was a fairly unplanned day and ended up being sort of the perfect Sunday. Some friends of ours suggested popping over to Gozo to see the Bethlehem nativity and as it was Number 2 on a list of great Nativity scenes around the world we figured it was worth a look.
When we first got to Gozo we drove around for a bit with no destination in mind, someone would just shout a town from a road sign and we’d head in that direction. We ended up in Sanap Cliffs and I am so glad we did.
We began following signs for Sanap Cliffs assuming it’d be a lot like Dingli. We were in the car and as the road became less and less road and more and more dirt track we considered turning back, but then Elaine spotted a walkway so we abandoned the car in a quiet sandy area and took off by foot.
There’s a really lovely set walk way that is all paved in white stone and it looks really nice and clean, then you turn a corner and suddenly the view transforms into something breathtaking.
To the right there are the layered sections of grass and crops all separated by cobbled walls. I’ve never seen such lush greenery in all my time in Malta. Then to the right there are beautiful white, complete vertical drop cliffs and an uninterrupted expanse of steely grey sea interspersed with magical gleaming gold pools of light where the sun has snuck through the clouds.
So much green, so much sea, so much sharp white cliff face. It really is unexpected and unforgettable. We’re definitely going to make our way there again once the weather warms up- it’s the perfect scenic picnic spot…roll on spring!
We only turned back once the grey clouds became black and started their warning grumbles of thunder. I wouldn’t fancy being caught in a storm on those cliffs!