Last week, I spent a sunny December day on Malta‘s west coast, hiking through Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park and along Anchor Bay. I set out at Għajn Tuffieħa / Golden Bay and made my way north through this barren landscape:
There is more vegetation than first meets the eye, and even some dwellings where you could seek shelter if you got lost and had to spend a night.
All the colours found in this nature reserve are represented in this photo:
I was drawn to the rugged coastline which I walked along dangerously close to the edge of the cliffs.
This is me, only a few feet away from falling down into the Mediterranean Sea:
By the way, just because this area is a nature reserve apparently doesn’t mean that there is no hunting, as these bullet casings demonstrate:
Towards the northern end of Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park, I made my way down to Anchor Bay where I wanted to get as close as possible to the powerful waves.
Both the wind and the waves were ferocious and I enjoyed watching and feeling these forces of nature, before I stumbled – on the other side of Anchor Bay – upon the cute village of Sweethaven, also known as Popeye Village. (A separate blog post about this will follow soon.)
(C) for all photos: Andreas Moser