Today’s blog post has been a long time coming. Several months ago, my friend Ken adopted a Sicilian rescue puppy. She’s a delightful Labrador / Border Collie mix, and has clearly seen some unpleasant stuff in her short life, as she was rather shy and skittish around new people. I say ‘was’ but in fact one can see lingering effects still. Though I must say … Continue reading Cersei

Matrix on Bird’s Nest Wall Direct

This summer doesn’t seem to be like others in the last few years. Maybe I have been on this rock too long already, and the many little annoyances are making themselves felt. Maybe it’s the never-abating traffic. Or perhaps it’s climate change and what seems to be a hotter-than-usual summer. And it’s not like I enjoyed our summer here before. I guess what I’m saying … Continue reading Matrix on Bird’s Nest Wall Direct

New Routes in Wied Anġlu

[This blog post follows the publication of the official new route information by the MCC.] Over the last few months, my friend Hendrik-Jan and I have been working on new routes in Wied Anġlu, the steep valley south-west of Għar San Brinkat, in Għargħur. The valley is home to a number of historical climbs, all in traditional style. Sadly, the only information on these routes … Continue reading New Routes in Wied Anġlu