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Old 8th March 2017, 09:17   #11
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Just heard the sad news that the Azure Window on Gozo has collapsed.

This beautiful landmark was cut out of the limestone over the ages with the weather. I've actually gone under it in a one of the small boats that go out from the nearby Inland Sea, another great wonder on Gozo.

I haven't seen any of the photos yet but it will be a huge pile of rubble.

This brings to mind a few years back when I was out on a rocky old track in a friends Land Rover Discovery. Joe parked up by the roadside on what looked like solid rock.
The view out to the sea was beautiful and we were probably around a 150 ft above the sea. As we drove off I looked back to be horrified that we had parked up on a precipice. I dread to think what could have happened.
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Returning home tommorow after another break in Malta.
This last 12 days I've spotted 4 x 75's including 1 tourer and all have included the number 75 in some form on their registration plates, one being ROV 075

There's quite a large number of Evoques and Discovery Sport's now on the Island and at least one very noisy V8 Range Rover, a new model white one being driven like it was stolen.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to me when I get back as I have a huge backlog of work to clear on the cars at home.
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Old 6th April 2017, 06:45   #13
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Just heard the sad news that the Azure Window on Gozo has collapsed.

This beautiful landmark was cut out of the limestone over the ages with the weather. I've actually gone under it in a one of the small boats that go out from the nearby Inland Sea, another great wonder on Gozo.

I haven't seen any of the photos yet but it will be a huge pile of rubble.

This brings to mind a few years back when I was out on a rocky old track in a friends Land Rover Discovery. Joe parked up by the roadside on what looked like solid rock.
The view out to the sea was beautiful and we were probably around a 150 ft above the sea. As we drove off I looked back to be horrified that we had parked up on a precipice. I dread to think what could have happened.
It has actually all collapsed into the sea, and very little sign there was anything there at all, not even a partially stack. Very sad but we can't stop mother nature. I remember visiting it when on Gozo
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Old 7th April 2017, 21:58   #14
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0Yes I found out after posting that it had actually collapsed from under sea level so it was the supporting stack that collapsed rather than the bridge part.

I had hoped to visit Gozo last week but just didn't have enough time as my eldest son along with his missus and the wee one joined us for a week.

BTW I've added the Azure Window to my screen on the pad.
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