Wied Mġarr ix-Xini

Just a quick blog post today to share a photo from last autumn. This was from a day trip to Gozo for some climbing in the valley of Mġarr ix-Xini. Actually, I took the photo on the walk down to the valley bottom. The buildings you see on the side are the old water works infrastructure. I think this is one of the most beautiful … Continue reading Wied Mġarr ix-Xini

Lower Off

Today’s photo falls into that class of photos where for whatever reason I seem to find beauty in the mundane, the kind of thing that is often classified as an objet trouvé. Of course, I’m not generally thinking along those terms when I take the photo – rather, I’m just responding opportunistically to something that I like (or otherwise resonate with). This particular photo shows … Continue reading Lower Off

Climbing with Hendrik-Jan

For today’s throwback post I thought I’d go back to the tail end of last year, and share some photos from a day out climbing with my good friend Hendrik-Jan. This was during the Christmas holidays, and on this particular day we were exploring some old trad routes in Lapsi. Specifically, we were looking at a section of cliff where the first known routes were … Continue reading Climbing with Hendrik-Jan

Climbing in Lapsi

Spring’s just started, and from a few weeks ago the weather has really taken a turn here. It’s not just that tee-shirts are mostly enough when out climbing, I even managed to get sunburnt a couple weeks ago. One barely realises, because the wind keeps things nice and cool, but let’s just say I’ve started packing my sunscreen already. So with that preamble, today I … Continue reading Climbing in Lapsi

Climbing with Kenneth

I’ve been meaning to share these photos for a while. They’re from a couple of climbing sessions in Wied il-Għasel with my good friends Kenneth and Bradley some time last summer. Well, technically in one case I think it was late spring. Over summer I was making an effort to take my camera with me on climbing sessions, simply to increase my chances of making … Continue reading Climbing with Kenneth

Climbing in Wied il-Għasel

Something a little different than usual, today. I mentioned in an earlier blog post that we bought a Canon mirrorless camera fairly recently, and that I’ve been taking it with me climbing. Well, earlier this month on one particular climbing outing we knew there’d be three of us so I took the opportunity to spend some time practising using this camera while roped in. So, … Continue reading Climbing in Wied il-Għasel