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Ghadira Ta' San Raflu

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Hidden : 12/27/2012
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Congratulations 'karimt' - FTF! There is a peaceful serenity and tranquility about the place. In winter families and hikers alike use this spot as a resting place, a place for relaxation where you can take the time to admire the scenery and nature around you.

L-Ghadira ta’ San Raflu, which is a man-made pond (and the only one of its kind in Gozo), has turtles, ducks, frogs and goldfish and the lake is named after Saint Raphael. For most of the year this small depression is filled with water. In times gone by, the villagers of Kercem used to wash their clothes here. Legend has it that three young ladies who were washing their clothes there were kidnapped by pirates and enslaved on one of their ships. Saint Raphael Lake is located near the cliffs and many fishermen used to tie themselves with a rope from the top of the cliff to fish. Once a local fisherman who was supported by a rope lost control and plunged into the rough sea below. Although he was a good swimmer, he could not swim to the rocks to climb back. He had lost all hope of survival when he saw a White Lady. She helped him ashore and then she disappeared. The feast of San Raflu is celebrated on the second Sunday in July and every year a fun fair is held at `L-Ghadira ta` San Raflu` where many games are played. There are also pony rides for children and many more activities such as spot prizes where the prizes are live animals such as chicks, rabbits etc.

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