Marsaxlokk

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Marsaxlokk fishermanMarsaxlokk fishermanA fisherman in Marsaxlokk preparing his finishing nets on a Saturday afternoon

"Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta, with a population of 3,277 people. Most of Malta's fish supplies are caught by fishermen coming from this port. Swordfishtuna, 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." [wikipedia, 28.03.14]

 

On a Saturday afternoon I decided to venture to the South of the island for a quiet walk around Marsaxlokk. Most of the market stalls had already closed down but still the promenade was busy with tourists finishing off their lunch. Several fishermen could still be seen working on their boats and preparing their nets for their next trip out at sea. Got a good shot of one of them as he was working on his nets on the quay. 

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Check out also the cutey I found napping in the sun. I bet it was having its after noon nap after a nice fish lunch. 


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