Walk 11 – Ramla Bay to Ghadira Beach

Walk 11 – Ramla Bay to Ghadira Beach

Not one, not two but three friends joined me on this walk! Sarah is back for her third walk with me and now we are joined by newbies Lynn and Michaela. The numbers are increasing so the word has clearly spread around Malta. This walk in the book officially starts from Cirkewwa and goes to the end of Ghadira beach covering the whole of the Marfa peninsula – the Northern peak of Malta. However, I decided we should start at…

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Walk 10 – Golden Bay to Paradise Bay

Walk 10 – Golden Bay to Paradise Bay

  For this walk, Sarah joined me again and only a week after the previous walk – that is a record. It was going to be a bit of a race against time as Sarah had to get back for the school pick up at 12.45 and we had a 12k walk ahead of us. But I’m always up for a challenge. We met early at Paradise bay – the endpoint – which is right at the top of the…

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Walk 9 – Bahrija to Golden Bay

Walk 9 – Bahrija to Golden Bay

Great excitement about this walk. Firstly because it’s supposed to be one of the best coastal walks in Malta. It passes three beautiful sandy beaches – Gneyna (popular with local Maltese), Ghajn Taffieha (the hipster beach) and Golden Bay (the busiest and biggest of the three that is very popular with tourists). I know and love all three beaches and I’ve been to them all many times. I was also excited about this walk though because I had a walking companion…

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Walk 7 Blue Grotto – Dingli cliffs

Walk 7 Blue Grotto – Dingli cliffs

Yep, it’s been AGES. I need to crack on with this walk as I’m only halfway round the island. This walk from the Blue Grotto to the Dingli cliffs was a long one and a hot one. It was the end of May when I did the walk and the weather had actually been unseasonably cool. However, the day I choose to walk was, of course, hot.  For this walk, I did some forward planning with the taxis. I decided…

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Walk 6 – Birzebbuga to Zurrieq

Walk 6 – Birzebbuga to Zurrieq

Just Taco and I again for walk 6, starting at Birzebbuga. Today we are tackling the deep South of the island.  We arrived early at 9.30am and parked at the Freeport in Birzebbuga, which is where we finished last time.  The Freeport takes up quite a bulk of land so we had to cut across the peninsula from here. Surprisingly it was a lovely road, peaceful and pretty, yet overlooked by this huge structure – the Freeport. There were farms and…

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There’s a lake in Malta?

There’s a lake in Malta?

I heard a rumour that there’s a lake, or lakes even, in Malta. But where in Malta could they be? I’ve not seen so much as a small stream on the island.  I’ve been meaning to check these mysterious lakes out for a while and finally on a free day this week Taco and I headed off. I wasn’t sure of the route so I set the satnav. Blimey – 23 minutes to get there. Funny how that seems quite…

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Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples

Heritage Malta recently issued Heritage cards to all school children in Malta which allows them plus two adults, free access into most of the Heritage sites in the country. Kids receive a ‘passport’ which they get stamped everytime they visit a site and there’s a reward after so many stamps.  So it seems we have no excuse but to get on and visit the many heritage sites in Malta. Some I have seen already but this was the first trip…

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Walk 5b – Marsaxlokk to Birzebugga

Walk 5b – Marsaxlokk to Birzebugga

This walk was really the final stretch of my last walk (Walk 5) that I ran out of time to finish. .So it was going to be a short walk More time for coffee and lunch at the end though as this time I had company. Lara, the local from Birzebugga, was joining me for the walk. Yay! I drove to Marsaxlokk and met Lara at the car park right by the harbour. We were lucky because after a week of…

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Walk 5 – Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk

Walk 5 – Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk

It feels like there’s been so much rain in Malta this winter that it’s been hard to plan a good day to walk. However, today was forecast as warm and sunny so I was determined to get out. Due to some last-minute setbacks at home Taco and I arrived at the starting point a bit later than planned at 10.00am which meant we only had about two hours to do the walk. However, it was a quite simple section to…

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Walk 4 – Kalkara to Marsaskala

Walk 4 – Kalkara to Marsaskala

Unknown territory  This was an exciting walk for me because apart from the starting point and the Esplora Museum I was walking in an area I hadn’t visited at all.  I drove to Kalkara where there was easy parking and started my walk from the finish point of my previous walk – Kalkara Parish Church. The weather was a little bit overcast which was perfect for walking but not so perfect for picture taking. Taco and I started walking along…

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