Tag Archives: Fishing

Fish Market | Marsaxlokk, Malta | 31 August 2014

Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows.

The village is the Islands’ main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night’s catch – fish of all shapes, colours and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants. Marsaxlokk derives its name from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour, and Maltese for the south-easterly Mediterranean wind, the Xlokk (Sirocco in Italian). Marsaxlokk, with its sheltered habour, was an easy landing place for pirates and the Ottoman Turks. It was here that the Ottoman Turks landed for an attack which ended in the Great Siege of 1565. Napoleon’s army landed here in 1798; and in recent times, the harbour was the scene of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit,1989.

The headland to the left of the Bay is Delimara Point. It has two attractive, secluded rocky inlets suitable for swimming: Peter’s Pool; and the furthermost part of the headland. Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/marsaxlokk

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood - Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Fish Market. Marsaxlokk,, Malta, 31 August 2014

Xwenji Bay | Marsalforn, Gozo | 30 August 2014

Marsalforn, meaning ‘bakery harbour’, is Gozo’s main seaside town. During the summer, it becomes a bustling, lively resort. There is a small but pleasant sandy bank on the harbour with safe bathing and good rocky coastline towards Qbajjar which is excellent for snorkelling.

The resort has a good range of accommodation from seafront self-catering apartments to hotels. Marsalforn is characterised by its harbour-side cafes and restaurants, many serving fresh fish. The small harbour is the main port for a fleet of traditional ‘luzzijiet’ trawlers and smaller fishing boats. The beauty of Marsalforn is its relaxed atmosphere, even in the height of summer.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/marsalforn

© Tony Blood - Xwenji Bay, Masalforn, Gozo, 30 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Xwenji Bay, Masalforn, Gozo, 30 August 2014

Fishermen | Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta | 29 August 2014

"Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing."  Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“Yesterday I bought 50 Euros of squid. This, we use it for the bait. So we cut it into pieces like this and they float. But today it stays at the side of the rocks, not so far away. I had no luck, I caught nothing.”
Geatano Micallef, Fisheman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it's harder to get to the other side."  Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“You have to be careful where you walk here. When you get to the inlet you have to run and then jump across it but watch your head on the other side because there is a rock. Some rocks fell down years ago and now it’s harder to get to the other side.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

"I've been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me." Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

“I’ve been coming here for 10 years so climbing up is easy to me.”
Fisherman. Il Blata Tal Melh, Rabat, Malta. 29 August 2014.

Marsaskala Bay, Malta | 22 August 2014

Marsaskala, sometimes written abbreviated as M’Skala, is a sea-side village in Malta that has grown around the small harbour at the head of Marsaskala Bay, a long narrow inlet also known as Marsaskala Creek. The bay is sheltered to the north by Ras iż-Żonqor, the south-east corner of Malta, and to the south by the headland of Ras il-Gżira.

The parish church is dedicated to Sant Anna (St. Anne) and St Anne’s feast is celebrated at the end of July in Marsaskala.

Information from:
Web: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsaskala

© Tony Blood - Marsaskala Bay. Marsaskala, Malta, 22 August 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaskala Bay. Marsaskala, Malta, 22 August 2014

Marsaxlokk, Malta | 23 July 2014

Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows.

The village is the Islands’ main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night’s catch – fish of all shapes, colours and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants. Marsaxlokk derives its name from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour, and Maltese for the south-easterly Mediterranean wind, the Xlokk (Sirocco in Italian). Marsaxlokk, with its sheltered habour, was an easy landing place for pirates and the Ottoman Turks. It was here that the Ottoman Turks landed for an attack which ended in the Great Siege of 1565. Napoleon’s army landed here in 1798; and in recent times, the harbour was the scene of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit,1989.

The headland to the left of the Bay is Delimara Point. It has two attractive, secluded rocky inlets suitable for swimming: Peter’s Pool; and the furthermost part of the headland. Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.

Information from:
Web: http://www.visitmalta.com/en/info/marsaxlokk

© Tony Blood - Boy Fishing. Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Boy Fishing. Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Love Malta. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Love Malta. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Red Chair. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Red Chair. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood - Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014

© Tony Blood – Marsaxlokk Harbour. Marsaxlokk, Malta, 23 July 2014