Sunday, 10 February 2008

Walk the Line 10 February, 2008

Around 35 ramblers turned up for this walk, crossing Malta along the Victoria Lines, from sea to shining sea. After some rain early in the morning, (possibly causing some faint-hearted people to cancel), the weather was clear for the rest of the day.

We started from the west, at the Kuncizzjoni/Fomm ir-Rih end of the line , and followed the line closely right to the end, at Madliena. The only deviation was in crossing Wied il-Ghasel, where the lines are destroyed by the quarry, and right at the end, where a residential building abuts onto the lines.

Tonio's video on the Victoria Lines can be viewed on youtube:

Walk duration: 5 1/2 hours
Length: 17 km
Leader: Romano
Asst Walk Leaders: Simon, Jack, Felix and Tonio.

Felix addressing the multitude on the history of the Victoria Lines.

Just after the start

Crossing Bingemma valley, the "Bingemma gap"

Il-Madonna ta' Ittria chapel, otherwise known as Bingemma chapel, founded in 1680 by Stanislaus Xara.

Descending a tricky part, just below the Mosta Fort

It-Torri ta' Qalet Marku

A view of Bahar-Caghaq

A well-deserved rest

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