Margo’s Mini Travels: Maltese Country Mouse
Forgive me for being absent for some time but it would appear that Hannah has been hogging all the blog space.
As I sit on my little perch on the desk in her room, my mind often turns to a glorious day out in the Maltese countryside. Given how densely populated the small island is, there are very few places where you can get away from the sound of car horns but here are two of them…
For the majority of the year, Chadwick Lakes is as arid as the rest of Malta. Time your visit in the Winter months, however, and you’re in for a surprise.
It’s not the easiest of places to get to but if you have a car or a human to carry you, you should be fine. This map should help you get to Chadwick Lakes. It’s one of the few spots you will get to spot frogs and other wildlife on the island – I even spotted a couple of goldfish, which I can only assume decided to get out of their bowl for the day.
These lakes are man-made and a lot smaller than you would expect but apparently big enough to home an elusive crocodile (or at least the rumour of one!).
L-Ghar il-Kbir (The Big Cave)
Tucked away near Dingli Cliffs is an area that houses a group of caves, which were lived in up until the 18th century. Nearby is a prehistoric site known for its Cart Ruts so if you’re into your history then this is the place to come!
They’re called Cart Ruts but no one knows exactly what they are. My opinion: they were used for prehistoric games of hide and seek.
This guy showed up as we were having a spot of lunch. Luckily he was more interested in Hannah’s sandwich than in me!