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09.04.2008 25 °C
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[b]This entry is for those of you who like to explore the more natural side of Malta. There are so many myths that there is no greenery, no beach space and no natural beauty in Malta that I thought a few photographs and a little explanation is in hand.
The images I have uploaded are of the North of Malta, Mellieha, St.Paul's Bay, Mistra and surrounding areas and were all taken on the 9th April 2008. This will give a good indication of the weather and natural vegetation.Images in the photo gallery taken during March of this year will show the general landscape , which is very rocky and a good trek- great for climbers and offers quite a bit of shade in between caves and open spaces.
The sea scenes are here to blast the myth that Malta is full of jelly fish which apparently attack each and every swimmer they can find. As you can see, there are no jelly fish in the pictures. I have no hypnotic production team who whisk them away at will so hopefully you will not miss out on a great holiday because of a legend concerning abundant jelly fish! I do not wish to mislead. I was indeed here during the year of the "grand jelly fish season" caused by extreme weather conditions across the Med and I know the stories which accompany such a season. When diving, snorkelling or spending any length of time in the Med (indeed anywhere hot and wet) , I suggest a cheap shorty wetsuit or a skin suit to be a wonderful investment. For approximately twenty pounds sterling your skin is completely protected from nature and most of what it throws toward you!
Lastly, the vegetation in Malta. At this time of the year in Malta, the island is simply blooming! Natural blooms stretch far across the fields amidst walkways for the lazy country walker. Newly planted trees are covering the island itself (due to EU regulations and a bid to cut down on global warming) alongside aged trees, vines and wild flowers of every shade you can imagine. The hills are full of wild flowers and grasses leading right down to the sea side in many areas and Malta has even planted small parks and "view points" to entice the traveller even more toward this little gem.
The only thing you wont see and would probably miss, as a natural trekker is an abundance of natural spring water. There are springs but you will not be likely to come across lakes and ponds to explore natural life.