Mistra Bay

Webo29 explains how he spent many a happy childhood day at Mistra. Today, many years later, he returns with more facial hair and his Lomo Fisheye 2.

Mistra is a peaceful bay on the northern side of Malta on the way to Mellieha. It is actually the bay before Selmun and Xemxija. In the cooler months, Mistra is usually chuck-full, mostly thanks to families of picnickers out to enjoy the sun and to eat lunch out of the back of their cars. There are also those who are more well-equipped and have invested in chairs, stools, stoves, or maybe even a grill of course and incidentally even those who are not that into DIY who end up eating at one of the restaurants.

At Mistra, you’ll also usually find a couple of loners who come to try their luck and maybe fish a stray tuna who managed to escape from the fish farm at the mouth of the bay. Looking back, I recall how sometimes my dad and I made our way there with makeshift rods and lots of expectations – but neither of us ever caught anything and my patience for fishing, like my patience for anything else, still has not caught on to this day.

On the right side of Mistra Bay, lies a hill which if ‘climbed’ (and here, I use that term loosely as there are steps cut out of the rock which therefore do not require you to climb) will lead you up onto the promontory which offers unobstructed views of both the bay as well as St. Paul’s and Xemxija.

As I said, I opted for the Lomo Fisheye 2 this time so without further ado, here are some of the shots I took. If you’re ever in the area shooting some lomos drop me a link, I’d love to see your shots.

written by webo29 on 2011-04-24 in #world #locations #sea #fisheye #malta #sun #mediterranean #countryside #personal-story #walk #free #trekking #summer #bay #fishing #childhood #memories

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