Sunday, 17 February 2008

St Julians to Bahar ic-Caghaq 17 February 2008

In what turned out to be the coldest day for twenty years, some 64 ramblers, including French, Canadians and English ramblers, turned up for today's walk. We started at St. Julian's police station and followed a path that took us under the Manwel Dimech bridge that is currently being constructed. From there we went ahead to Wied Ghomor following some narrow paths and passing by the side of some fields until we reached Swieqi. From there we trailed to Madliena road and passed by some villas in Madliena. After passing the two telecommunications antennas on top of Madliena Hill we went down towards Wied id- Dis right under the bridge, stopping for a needed break. From there we continued along Wied id- Dis until we reached the area in Gharghur called tal- Ferha Estate. Entering Gharghur from the old main street we passed behind the church following another narrow street, often found in this quiet and typical Maltese village.

Reaching the other end of Gharghur, where there are some fantastic views of Qawra & Bugibba areas, we passed by a miniature replica of Gharghur parish church, went down towards Maghtab keeping Wied Anglu on our left. Passing the landfill, we then walked a part of the coast road until we reached Bahar ic- Caghaq, our final destination, where some rambler s had their cars parked, others caught buses back to St. Julian's while a few decided to walk back to the starting point.

Walk leader: Jack Vella
Photos & Article: Jack Vella
Additional help: Heidi, Felix & Simon

Reaching the end of Wied Ghomor

Lining up at Tal Ghoqod...

Going towards Wied Id dis

The wonderful seven-arched bridge

Having a rest, all together!

Ramblers having a chat under the bridge

Going down towards Maghtab

Reaching the coast road

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