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PHOTO GALLERY:
6 hours walk along the Eastern Coast of Gozo
March 2004


Page Description

Map of Eastern part of Gozo
This photogallery consists of many photos from a holiday to Gozo that I and my girlfriend Malin did between 18-21 March 2004. The photos are mostly taken for a special planned event that is a long walk of about 12-14km we made around the Eastern Coast of Gozo with our friends Simone camilleri and her boyfriend Piotr from Ludz. (click on icon to view the way we walked on a large detailed map). The walk started from Hondoq ir-rummien, to Ras il-Qala, ghar Dorf, Dahlet Qorrot, San Blas, Mistra Rocks, ir-Ramla, and finally Marsalforn. This walk took us 6 hours, and was a mixture of exercise, adventure, wonderful views and fun.

This particular page contains 10 photos taken during the walk from Ta' Bu Gass to Hal-Muxi area as indicated in the map here. For each photo below, there is a brief text explaining the photo. Names are taken from a map. Also one can click on the photo to view a large format high resolution photo (1500x1100 / about 300kb filesize) or click on the text-link below every photo to view a medium sized compressed photo (1000x750 / 120kb filesize). Enjoy this photogallery which involved so much work and time [MarZ]

Photos on this page are taken from this indicated part on the map of Gozo


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GOZOWALK1-21 :
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Now we walked further up on the cliffs until we reached this old stronghold, used in the past to host cannons and so protect this Eastern-most side of the island from enemy ships. This site is actually called "San Anton redoubt". By definition, redoubt is a small, and usually a roughly constructed, fort or outwork of varying shape, commonly erected for a temporary purpose, and without flanking defenses, -- used esp. in fortifying tops of hills and passes, and positions in hostile territory.

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Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Here we came accross to another puzzling thing. These square-shaped huge blocks of rock, obviously man made, lying on the bare rock for no reason, as if they have been discarded. We could not conclude how and why they have been thrown here, or if they formed some building and was destroyed in situ ?!

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Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Our way was now quite easy but not much interesting. We walked for many minutes on bare rock of the hard upper coraline limestone. We were in a location called "Ras il-Qala", (Qala' point) and we were on the most Eastern part of Gozo.

GOZOWALK1-24:
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Finally we arrived to an interesting site - a large cave made up of white rock and half immersed in the unbelievable cyan-coloured crystal sea waters. One can see the rock being purple-red down inside, probably covered by some marine flora. Simone suggested that this cave brings the name As the "Cathedral Cave". On the map it is indicated in Maltese as "Ghar Dorf" the former word means Cave and the latter have no definition (so probably a name for someone or somewhere).

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Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Very near to the cave, towards the mainland, there was this enormous quarry. The rock excavated for was hard rock, not the one usually used to build houses from. The length of this quarry could have been 300 - 400 metres.

GOZOWALK1-26:
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Our walk pursued on plane grayish rock along the coast. I am sure that we were several miles away from the nearest human being - it felt so isolated and deserted here.

GOZOWALK1-27:
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Sometime there would be a nice opening in the rock with the typical aquamarine / blue water which is really inviting for a swim. Only its temperature is not inviting (about 15 Celsius). We where approaching now an area called "Tal-Muxi"

GOZOWALK1-28:
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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The next anomaly that I encountered during our voyage was this flower made up of two joined flowers as a single unit. It reminded me of the Gozitan twins which where joined together as a whole body, and successfully operated to separate them.

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Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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In this part there was large area covered by a carpet of this short cute wild flower. Checking up the botanical books, it reveals that this plant called, Bebuna tal-bahar (Anthemis urvilleana), is an endemic species. It is an aromatic plant and makes part of the large daisy family (Asteraceae).

GOZOWALK1-30
Walk around the Eastern Coast of Gozo (Mar/04)
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Some natural salt pans on the rocky surface of this deserted area called "Tal-Muxi"




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