Sunday, 23 December 2007

Dingli Cliffs walk Sunday 23 Dec 2007

A group of around 30 ramblers turned up for this restricted walk. The weather forecast was for scattered showers -luckily it did not rain much throughout the whole walk.

From our meeting place, near the radar station on Dingli cliffs, we walked southeast along the edge of the cliff for about 200m, and then went down the cliff and headed northwest. This part of the walk was completely off the beaten track, with not even a footpath in most places. We walked steadily northwest for about 4km, passing through areas known as Ghar Bittija, Rdum ta' Dun Nazju, Ta' Gfien, and the appropriately-named Tal-Gawwija, until, just before Ras id-Dawwara, we headed inland again. Then up to the Qattara area and on to the paved road back to our meeting place.

A tough walk that was enjoyed by all.

Walk Leader: Romano

Duration: 4 hours

Some of the spectacular scenery of the area

An easy patch

A poser

Ramblers on the slopes

Beneath the radar station

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Has-Saptan Walk Thursday 13th December, 2007

A group of around sixty ramblers turned up for today’s walk, in excellent walking weather, especially considering the rainy weather that prevailed all week.

From our meeting place, il-Palazz ta’ Bettina, in Gudja, we walked to Birzebbuga and back, via a circular route. Most of the walk was through the scenic green countryside typical of this time of year.

Below are some photos from the walk.

Walk Leader: Felix

Duration: 3 hours

Walking through the green countryside

The Ippolita remains

Ramblers with the Freeport in the background

Countryside shrine

Single file

Ta Loretu Chapel - detail

Ta Loretu Chapel dressed up for the forthcoming feast