Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


Xlendi and Wardija Point Cliffs

in malta

Content to follow.

Panorama of Xlendi from above on the cliffs
Wardija Point clif trail
Wardija Point clif trail
Wardija Point clif trail
Wardija Point clif trail
Wardija Point clif trail
Wardija Point clif trail

The (Former) Azure Window and Dwerja Bay, Gozo

in malta

Azure Window. Lots to say about here that I’ll fill in later.

The sea stack formerly known as the Azure Window
Dwerja Bay and surrounding cliffs
The former Azure Window at Dwerja
Black and white study of chapel at Dwerja
The Mediterranean Sea at Dwerja
Dwerja
The mouth of Dwerja Bay
Myself at Dwerja Bay
Hermit hole at Dwerja Bay
Dwerja Tower
Countryside at Dwerja Bay

The Mgarr ix-Xini Coast, Gozo

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The sea as [the gorge](/archives/135448095500.

Panorama of the Mgarr xi-Xini inlet
Panorama of the Mgarr ix-Xini tower
The island of Comino
Fort Chambray in Mgarr
FIXME
The Mediterranean Sea by Mgarr
Maltese countryside near Mgarr
Looking up Mgarr ix-Xini toward the Mediterranean

Mgarr ix-Xini Gorge, Gozo

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Mgarr ix-Xini is a gorge on the south side of Gozo that terminates at a beautiful sheltered beach. Gozo is…compact. Towns and villages are concentrated onto high ground inland. Almost the entire coast of the island is one big trail because of this, which allowed me to go on remarkable walks along clifftops. The gorge is something else again, a verdant exception to the island’s dry Mediterranean brush. My hike up the gorge from the sea saw me scramble up cliffs and jump and dodge my way up scree slopes and around boulders.

Fuck, you know, everyone comes home from Malta and talks about the beaches and resorts and bars, while my best experiences were a cliff hike and a gorge hike.

Panorama of Mgarr ix-Xini that includes the British waterworks
Panorama of Mgarr ix-Xini from the Ix-XewKija side
Entrance to the Mgarr ix-Xini gorge
Verdant undergrowth in Mgarr ix-Xini gorge
British waterworks in Mgarr ix-Xini
British waterworks in Mgarr ix-Xini
Find the trail (if you can)
The head of the Mgarr ix-Xini gorge

Food and Journal

in malta

Takens at The Grapes wine bar in Victoria, Gozo.

Omlette and side salad
Tortelli and mushroom sauce
Writing while I eat

Running Satisfaction

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This has been the high point of my week: a perfect run on a gorgeous spring afternoon.

9.81km in 55:07