Ever heard of Gozo? Me neither until recently. Most Americans have never heard it, let alone been there. At least that’s the conclusion I reach based on conversations with friends and Gozitans. Yes, that’s what they’re called. The first I heard of Gozo, a nine-mile long island that’s one of the Maltese Islands, was last October when I read an article in Outside Magazine. The magazine extolled the many outdoor activities available in Malta, a tiny republic in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily. Those outdoorsy adventures include some of our favorites: sea kayaking scuba diving and hiking. So, after further online research and email conversations with Maltese dive shops and outdoor adventure sources, Malta looked great to us. And the more I looked the better Gozo in particular looked.