Seventeen brave ramblers opted to wake up early on a very hot day and started walking along the coast, passing by Ta' Kassisu Entrenchment & heading towards ir-Rdum tal-Madonna. Here we had a short break to be able to observe a wonderful sunrise. Eventually on the other side of the Marfa Ridge facing Comino, we could observe all the fortifications built by the Knights: 3 redoubts (tal-Barriera, Eskalar & tal-Bir), 2 batteries (Vendôme & ta' Wied Musa), 1 coastal tower (Torri l-Abjad) and the Louvier Entrenchment also known as Is-Sur tal-Ahrax.
We could also observe all the sea inlets: Dahlet ix-Xmajjar, ir-Ramla tat-Torri, ir-Ramla tal-Armier, Ramlet il-Qortin, il-Ramla tal-Bir & ir-Ramla ta' Wied Musa, from where we headed inland along the first part of this valley to be able to reach our starting point as early as possible.
Walk Leader : Simon
Duration : about 3 hrs (0500-0800 including breaks)
Distance : 12.5 km
Mellieha Bay in the early-morning light
Near Dahlet ix-Xilep
Sunrise over Marfa Ridge
Ramblers observing the sunrise
Sunrise over is-Sikka l-Bajda
Statue of Our Lady at 6 am