Salt Pans around Fort Rinella

It is a short walk from Kalkara across Rinella Bay, passing the obsolete radio antenna masts. They once served as a relay of the BBC to Libya. Under one of them is a small restaurant, where some taxi drivers have a few beer before work. Turn right, up the hill. Then before reaching Fort Rinella, turn left. There is a chapel and a cemetery. Behind them is my favorite place to watch the sea.

 View North from one of the pillboxes at the Eastern coast, North of Fort Rinella.

View North from one of the pillboxes at the Eastern coast, North of Fort Rinella.

 From close the salt pans are a very sophisticated terraced system, in which fresh water splashes in on days like this and then the basins are drained to the best level for evaporation of the sea water. What's left on a hot day, is the salt. 

From close the salt pans are a very sophisticated terraced system, in which fresh water splashes in on days like this and then the basins are drained to the best level for evaporation of the sea water. What's left on a hot day, is the salt. 

 View on a salt pan behind the ruin of the observation tower.

View on a salt pan behind the ruin of the observation tower.