San Pawl tal-Qliegħa

San Pawl tal-Qliegħa. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

This week, after work, I’ve been keeping myself busy with a small woodworking project. The hardest part (logistically) is done, so I’m finally sitting down to write the first blog post for this week. As it happens, it’s a very recent photo, from a short exploratory walk I did last Sunday. After a very productive climbing session on Saturday afternoon, I woke up rather more tired than usual on Sunday. It was threatening to be too hot to do much (already, I know!) so I went for a short early walk exploring Wied Speranza in nearby Mosta. I had been to the well-known chapel before, but I had not walked this part of the valley. The downstream section (where it becomes Wied il-Għasel), on the other hand, I have walked many times. So I planned a possible round circuit, based on my maps and satellite imagery, hoping I wouldn’t come across some “Private: No Entry” sign along the way, and took off.

The walk turned out to be a lovely and easy one, and in little over 3km took me to three country chapels. I started the walk by the Madonna tal-Isperanza chapel, and about half-way through the walk came to this chapel, dedicated to St Paul, where Wied Speranza meets Wied il-Qliegħa. I have also seen the latter written as Wied il-Qlejgħa or Wied il-Qlejja. Further upstream one gets to Chadwick Lakes, which gives me an idea which section to explore next.

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