Salt Pans, Gozo

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    Saltpans

    by steventilly Updated Jan 11, 2008

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    On the northern coast of Gozo, north of the village of Zeebug and west of Marsalforn, is an area of saltpans. Salt has been collected here for centuries in the time-honoured way of natural evaporation from pools carved from the natural rock. The saltpans cover quite an extensive area and form a very picturesque backdrop. The landscape here is also quite interesting, with a lot of erosion having taken place. Some of the resulting overhangs look quite spectacular and you have to think that they won't remain standing for much longer. A fort stands on the highly eroded headland nearby.

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    Salt Pans

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 11, 2005

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    Gozo salt pans

    The salts pans near to Marsalforn though were really worth seeing - we spent quite some time here just walking around them - I found them fascinating - and taking in the views of the lovely coastal scenery too. The salts pans date from 1740 and are still in use - but not in winter time.

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