The Maltese coastline is so interesting, not only to me, Pompe, but also to my mama. Chris has travelled a lot, even before she got me, the Traveller Dog, and she says that the Maltese coastline is different from all other coasts she has visited.
There are very few beaches in Malta. Instead, the waterfront is made up of irregularly shaped yellow sand-stone. Guess if that is perfect sniffing-ground for a happy puppy like me?
There are little pools of sea water in the sand-stone with interesting smells and stuff inside. On the Maltese coast I can also practice my jumping skills on the rocks, even though I’m an excellent jumper already.
Oh, and I must not forget to mention the tough ocean! When on the beach in Malta, one is brutally reminded where we are – in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The ocean comes crashing against the rocks, often with a lot of force and fury. It’s better to keep a distance from the water.
Unfortunately, like everywhere, trash sometimes washes ashore and stays on the beaches for a few days before the authorities get around to removing it. But I quite like the trash! It’s fun to sniff and play with.
One time I found a balloon on the beach and another time I found a natural sponge. Mama has posted a video of me playing with the sponge and another one of when I found the balloon.
Many Maltese dog-owners take their dogs to the water-front and let them run free there. Mama says that it is forbidden to have dogs off-leash in Malta, but we have met many free dogs at the water-front. The Maltese owners have told my mama that the authorities don’t enforce the on-leash law on the water front, unless a dog creates a problem.
The Maltese coast also has a lot of fun caves! Mama has promised me that she will rent a kayak in the spring and that we will go on an adventure to discover the caves. I wonder what we will find in them? What do you think is inside the Maltese caves? Malta has an impressive history of knights, as you can read about in my post about the Birgu history tour. Maybe there are some old knights’ swords in the caves? Please let me know what you think we will find in the comments below.