Cliff-Top Walk

Today I’m back with another photo from the walk I did in Mtaħleb earlier this year. Past Miġra l-Ferħa a path continues along the cliff-top, with excellent views. Up ahead you can see the last stretch of Rdum tal-Vigarju, as it tapers towards il-Blata tal-Melħ. In the distance, the sun lights up Rdum ta’ Ċenċ in Gozo, and Xewkija church is prominent in the skyline. … Continue reading Cliff-Top Walk

Ras id-Dawwara

This week I’m continuing with a short series of natural landscape photos for my throwback post. Today’s and the next few are from one of my favourite walks, around Mtaħleb, that I did earlier this year. This shows a lovely inlet with sheer cliffs on all sides, which I had photographed before. Strangely, however, I had never published the wide view as one approaches the … Continue reading Ras id-Dawwara

Rdum il-Qammieħ u Għawdex

Over the past week we’ve seen our first rains, and while the temperature is still rather hot, the first signs of autumn are unmistakable. There’s sea squill everywhere, very sensitive as it is to the first rains, its flowers out before pretty much everything else, finding no competition for the bees and other pollinators. The ground underneath feels moist in the valleys, and the smell … Continue reading Rdum il-Qammieħ u Għawdex

Cliffs and Boulders at Ras ir-Raħeb

For this week’s throwback post I thought I’d share the remaining photos from a walk last autumn along the cliffs near il-Blata tal-Melħ. I preferred to share these together as all three focus on the cliffs that lead towards Ras ir-Raħeb. The photos give a pretty good idea of the kind of walking and scenery to be found in the area, and it is a … Continue reading Cliffs and Boulders at Ras ir-Raħeb