Gonzo to Gozo, an island in the Maltese archipelago.
This is my second cousin, Euan (you-an) being stoked about 70 cents on the ferry from the mainland to Gozo. The Euro became Malta’s currency in 2008 replacing the Lira (though the Malta’s equivalent of a dollar store chain is still called the “Tal Lira”). You can see the Maltese coat of arms on the back of the 20 and 50 cent coins.
My cousin and his son Euan descend stairs to a grotto on Xlendi (pron: shlendy) Bay, Gozo.
This is the view from in the grotto on Xlendi Bay, Gozo.
“Hey Euan!” works every time. He’s holding a piece of bamboo he found in the cave below the stairs where I took this photo. (Xlendi Bay, Gozo)
My little couz Euan is off camera obligingly throwing rocks for me. Splash credit goes to him. (Dwejra, Gozo)
It’s a rock that looks like a cow. And a kid that looks like a kid. (Dwejra, Gozo)
Here are some other tourists trying to set a timer on their camera to take their own photo. I could have offered to take their picture. Instead, I just took their picture. (Dwejra, Gozo)
On the way up to the top part of the Azure Window. (Dwejra, Gozo)
I made it look like an old postcard. I believe this is a symptom of being a millennial. (Dwejra, Gozo)
My cousin Bernard and his son Euan wandering the Citadella, a walled “city” in Victoria (formerly Rabat), Gozo. Evidence shows the area was a settlement as early as the Bronze Age. Euan chose the particular moment when my camera’s shutter was open to walk towards his father, thus giving him his ethereal look.