Photographer's Note

Another sunny shot taken in one of the fish villages on the South of Malta.
As I mentioned to you before, Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village. Its name comes from marsa, which means "port" and xlokk, which is the local name for south east. The word is related to the name for the dry sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara, comparable to the equivalent Catalan word, "xaloc".

Marsaxlokk is the foremost fishing village and, perhaps, the most picturesque seaside locality in Malta. Fishing nets are often spread on the quay to dry in the sun and, quite often, sturdy fishermen can be seen mending these nets - this accrding to my travel guide. During my stay there it was a carnival Sunday day, so not really a typical working day per say.

Most of Malta's fish supplies are caught by fishermen coming from this port. Swordfish, tuna, and the popular 'lampuki' are caught in abundance between spring and late autumn. On weekdays, the catch is taken to the fish-market in Valletta, but on Sundays fish is retailed by fishermen in the open on the quay.

This capture is deliberately so narrow - otherwise it would get too messy.


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  • Copyright: Dariusz Gruszka (darek1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 3 N: 1674] (13361)
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