North West Cliff Lines and Gozo

Last week I shared a photo from an end-of-year walk starting from Kunċizzjoni. I had a particular photo in mind and I planned my walk accordingly, but as I already mentioned I made quicker progress than I thought, and arrived earlier than anticipated at the rocky outcrop known as Il-Qlejgħa. I could have waited for the sunset there, but I had already made a photo … Continue reading North West Cliff Lines and Gozo

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

It-Torri ta’ Sant’Agata

I’m continuing this series of throwback photos from a walk in Il-Majjistral last autumn, this time with a view north towards the well-known red tower in Mellieħa. In the foreground one can see the headland enclosing Il-Prajjiet, possibly better know as Anchor Bay, where there remains the “Popeye Village” set from the 1980 Disney film, now a tourist attraction. (This explains the houses with pitched … Continue reading It-Torri ta’ Sant’Agata

Il-Majjistral Barracks Chapel

The photo I’m sharing today, from the same walk in Il-Majjistral last autumn, is a rather unusual one, given that most of my photos in the area show the cliffs or the natural landscape. But of course there isn’t anywhere in Malta that can really be classified as wild or untouched. At the edge of the park (technically, I think, just outside) there’s a number … Continue reading Il-Majjistral Barracks Chapel

Horse Riding at Il-Majjistral

For this week’s throwback post I’m sharing another photo from that walk in Il-Majjistral last autumn. I remember I had my long telephoto lens fitted, looking for details in the landscape, when this horse and rider showed up along the path we were soon to walk. With such a beautiful beast I just couldn’t resist, and barely had time to compose before the angles would … Continue reading Horse Riding at Il-Majjistral