19 December – Buskett Gap to Hagar Qim
Today’s walk included a visit to caves. One even had cave art!.
At the end of the walk, we came across a meals on wheels service for cats!
20 December – St Thomas to Marsaxlokk
Today we walked above dramatic cliffs that are slowly being eroded.
Upon reaching Marsaxlokk there was free time to explore the charming harbour. The fishing boats were very colourful. It was then off to Valletta by public bus for sightseeing.
There are many remnants of Britain’s colonial past in Valletta. There are some good views to be had from a public garden above the harbour.
21 December – Rabbit farm near Mosta to Mdina
We didn’t see any rabbits, but there were several dogs and cats at the small animal shelter we passed.
On this walk there were good views of Comino Island . However, what we were not expecting was the great wall of Malta!
As we passed a small market garden, we spotted a farm worker wearing an item of clothing that was quintessential British – the knotted handkerchief.
Some of the flowers were spectacular (and also poisonous).
When we reached Mdina there was plenty of free time to explore the old walled city. One building might have been home to some Teletubbies.
The church contained many macabre images, and even some of the street decorations were scary.
On the way back to the hotel there was time to visit the famous church at Mosta.
22 December – Mgarr to Mellielha
Today, the walk was never far from the sea, and being a Sunday, bikers were out in force. When we stopped for elevenses many bikes were on display.
At lunch time, we found ourselves above the Popeye village with a game of bingo in full swing. Lunch was shared with a dog that had a heart shaped patch.
After leaving the Popeye village we passed a junk yard guarded by lions! We then cut across small holdings and arrived at Mellieha Bay. It was then all uphill to our hotel.