“The Cliffs and ravines of Malta” ~ walk along the coast at Miġra l-Ferħa, Malta 🇲🇹

Hi all 👋🏻

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With this post I’m joining in at the Wednesday Walk challenge and Make me Smile challenge. That are hosted by @tattoodjay and @elizacheng every week on Wednesday.

‼️Have a look: Here in the Wednesday Walk Community if you want to join in! or at @tattoodjay ’s Post here!

I will guide you through my photographs and my walk along the cliffs at Miġra l-Ferħa on the island of Malta. One of the largest islands of Malta - archipelago’s in the Mediterranean Sea. But it is still small… 😉

I will follow the time stamps of my photographs.
So you can walk along the Cliffs with me and look at all the surroundings I show you 😎 as if you would be right there with me. 😉

Photos are all taken with my iPhone on the 1 of January 2020.
At that time we were still living in Malta, it was 1 year in total.

Let’s start our walk.

We drove there with our car and parked it in a large parking lot.

Located on Google maps with the yellow star ⭐️ :
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After zooming out a bit so you see the island… the location is at the arrow.
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We find next to the parking lot this sign:
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It states:
”Migra I-Ferha.
Along the rugged south-west coast of Malta one notices a number of inlets amongst the cliffs, some of which offered excellent sheltered places for mariners although not considered as good landing places. Beside the inlets there are also narrow cracks which lead down from the top of the hills down to the sea. One of these is known as Migra I-Ferha.

Local tradition has it that the all-conquering Norman Count Roger, landed here in 1091. Count Roger is known to have arrived in Malta from Sicily, landed with his troops and after laying siege to Mdina, the medieval capital city, he managed to take control of the islands. But landing at this place is clearly impossible.

This historic episode or legend was first mentioned in 1647 by the Maltese author Giovanni Francesco Abela. The reason for this was the wrong interpretation of the name of the locality, having been taken to refer to the happy arrival of Count Roger, who liberated the islands from the Arabs who occupied Malta. In actual fact the name probably refers to the stream that belonged to someone called Ferha.”

Quite an interesting legend… 🤓

But let me not diverse further, here we go 😁
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After a walk towards the left leaving the parking lot we have this view… I thought if I include the parking lot with all the cars you can see better how large the cliffs and the ravines are. Do you see the parking lot?

Turning a little to the left we see these hills and that we are standing next to one of the cracks/ ravines.
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Zooming out a little further gives us this view. Stunning right 🤩
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I also loved the clouds formations this day… it adds a bit of drama to my photography.
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Not stepping to close to the edge, I lean over to get this shot 😉 some of you already know I do not like heights hahaha 🤣 so this was the best I could do.
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Down below in the ravine. I see steps.
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Walking a bit further we see these views…
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Closer look… they are huge… the cliffs.
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One look inland again as we walk back towards the parking lot. Don’t worry our walk won’t end there…
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We are walking towards the other side of the parking lot to check out the views from there and walk a bit further along in that direction.
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I see we can walk down there.
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We are lower now as we walked down a path a bit. Into one of the ravines. We see next to us the cliffs. All its little details and the layers the rock is made out off.
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I take a close up of the side of this cliff… in the distance you see Filfla island. Also part of Malta.
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Next we walk further and reach a little inland these rock formations. What you see here is sandstone that is carved out by the weather; wind and rain. I’m walking so to speak under a little ledge.
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Fascinating to see…
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Smooth in some places and very rugged in others.
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Some vegetation couldn’t be missed. 😉
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One more…
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As we walk further along some not so visible paths… as we are basically just walking along the cliffs. We reach a higher point and see this hamlet.
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See all the layers of fields, the hidden away buildings and caves.
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Let me show you…
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Next to us we have these views… so beautiful. The sun is high in the sky, shining bright ☀️
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Walking towards the edge again, next to us we see more fields.
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We couldn’t go down there this time, as we didn’t want to walk all the way inland to get down. So we walked back along the Cliffs again towards the car.

We see:
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And now… instead of a super long post like normally 😉 I want to finish my post today and our walk together earlier 😊 as I didn’t have photographs from the walk back, it is nice sometimes to just enjoy the scenery and don’t take photos all the time 😇 although I say that myself hahaha 🤣
I still wanted to show you all, this little bit of beauty on the island of Malta. It was so nice that you joined me!
Malta is beautiful and really worth discovering on a holiday. It has lots of hidden treasures waiting for you to find…

Until next time 😎
Hope you enjoyed my photos of this walk and going along with me. Thank you for looking and reading 😊 🙏🏻 Really much appreciated!

Any questions or comments, let me know. Always happy to help.

Have a great Wednesday all 😎
Grtz Jackie

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