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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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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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Walk 3 – The Three cities

Walk 3 – The Three cities

Walk 3 – The Three Cities This walk starts from where I finished Walk 2, at Valletta city gates. So, an easy one to arrange transport wise as I could park at Valletta MCP. I was looking forward to walking the three cities because I’ve done part of the walk before and it’s beautiful. However, the beginning of this walk is through Marsa and an industrial estate, so I wasn’t particularly enthralled to be doing that.  Still, in the spirit…

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Walk 2 – Valletta

Walk 2 – Valletta

Walk number 2 today. Valletta peninsula. A no-brainer with the transport for this one as we will start and finish at the same point. Therefore I parked at the MCP carpark just outside the gates of Valletta.  We started the walk at the Triton fountain which is just outside Valletta City Gates. It has recently been restored and only opened last week so this was the first time I had seen the statue in all it’s glory. It makes a…

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Planning walk 2 – Valletta peninsula

Planning walk 2 – Valletta peninsula

Bit of a delay to the schedule as I was sick last week with a flue thing and so couldn’t do a walk. And this week has been busy so far. But tomorrow is planned for walk number two which is round the peninsula of Valletta. Valletta is a word heritage city and City of Culture 2018 (just officially opened last weekend) so there is plenty to see. We (Taco and I) will be walking around the city walls which…

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Walk 1 – St Julian’s to Floriana

Walk 1 – St Julian’s to Floriana

First walk today. Taco and I were out the house at 8.55 – although slight set back when I reached the end of our road and realised I’d forgotten poo bags for Taco. Here’s us leaving for the start of the walk. Officially began the walk at 9.15 from Spinola Bay. Unfortunately the sunny day I’d been promised on my weather app was not to be. It was quite overcast and grey. Good for walking but not for photos. However…

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The great Malta coastal walk

The great Malta coastal walk

It’s a new year -2018 – and that calls for a new challenge. So to get my blog going as well as my legs I am going to walk around the coast of Malta. I’ve actually been considering it since arriving her in September and I purchased a book – ‘ The Malta Coastal walk – a wonderful walk around the entire coast of Malta I stuffed the book into my bag each day so I could dip into it…

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