We followed the concrete path up the promontory of Ras il-Pellegrin, to the prehistoric temple remains there. The cliff edge was then followed in full sight of the wild rugged coast hugged by the calm dark blue depths with the white cliffs of Ta’ Cenc yonder under a celestial body interspersed with white cloud.
The panorama kept changing as the cliff edge gradually takes a northward direction and the sandy inlets came into view, with Gnejna directly beneath.
The tricky descent on the wet clay slopes kept all amused watching their careful step. Still many slid on their backside to take proof home with them of the slippery conditions we encountered. With varying degrees of mud stuck to pants and shoes all were safely down to the sands of Gnejna and a merited rest and refreshment.
Before the walk resumed, all ramblers responded enthusiastically to a call to perform the “good deed of the day” which consisted of a five minute clean-up of the beach from the rubbish and flotsam that covered the sand.
In less than that the beach was spotless as the platoon attacked and carried all back to the empty bins.
Encouraged by the crack result ramblers set up on the hill climb and left to the Lippija tower and the splendid sights of Il-Karraba and the golden bays beyond.
The changing panorama in the resplendent light was a journey in heavenly bliss. We then followed the path past the Roman Baths, on to tarmaced surface and finally back to Mgarr.
Walk Leader: Alex
Duration: 3 1/2 hours