Saturday, 23 May 2009

Comino 23 May 2009

About 60 ramblers turned up for today's outing to Comino.

Some photos below.

On the way out.

Bejn il-Kmiemen

Our secretary addressing the multitude about Abulafia

Heading towards the Tower

Kemmunett & other islets..

Ir-Ras l-Irqiqa

Santa Marija Tower - various views

Well-protected ramblers

Reaching the Tower

Santa Marija Battery

Santa Marija Bay

Comino’s medieval chapel

The Blue lagoon

Nature’s wonders

Comino 23 May 2009 - More photos

More photos, courtesy of Marcel Pisani

Ramblers eager to start walking…

Bejn il-Kmiemen

Other islets

Santa Marija Tower

Kemmunett & other islets

Kemmunett & other islets

The South Comino Channel

Explaining the coastal fortifications at Santa Maria Battery

Beautiful garigue

Santa Marija Bay

The exotic chapel

Comino’s crystalline sea

The Blue Lagoon

It-Torri ta’ Santa Marija

Kemmunett & other islets

Wonders of nature

Wonders of nature

The Blue Lagoon

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Mellieha Mystery Walk 17 May

For today’s walk, about 60 members waited impatiently at the starting point. After a brief introduction by Alex, we started discovering the lesser-known valleys of Mellieha. First, we headed uphill on the ridge of Wied ta’ Gnien Ingraw and subsequently reached il-Wied ta’ San Niklaw where there are a number of troglodyte dwellings and caves. After crossing the Mellieha bypass, we passed by il-Wied ta’ Randa, il-Wied tal-Hanzira and il-Wied tar-Rdum till we reached ir-Rdum tad-Delli. We returned to our starting point through il-Biskra.

Walk Leader: Simon

Duration: 3 ½ hours including breaks (0830-1200)

Distance: 10 km

Photos courtesy of Mary Attard


Troglodyte dwellings – San Niklaw

il-Wied ta’ San Niklaw

More troglodyte dwellings

On the ridge of San Niklaw valley

Ir-Razzett tax-Xjaten

Passing by il-Wied tal-Hanzira

A typical ‘Maltese Girna’

Near Wied tar-Rdum

Heading towards il-Biskra

Beautiful garigue at il-Biskra

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Qolla Walk 9th May 2009

Some photos courtesy of Silvan Mugliette

Bidnija Church


Valley on the side of il-Qolla


Standing on the edge of il-Qolla

Veiw from il-Qolla

Walk leader Timothy Gambin explaining one of the Bronze Age silos