Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Can you imagine a waterpolo pitch in Xlendi, or in Wied iż-Żurrieq, or in the environs of Kalkara? A level-headed ans­wer would be ‘no’, simply because the natural contours of these marine and coastal areas represent creeks: narrow extensions of land-based valleys, protuding out into the open sea. Creeks are not bays, which, by definition, are wider and command larger water-to-coastline ratios. Within bays, it is easier to locate coastal infrastructure without compromising water quality or without placing the movements of sea-going traffic in any jeopardy. This may somewhat explain why there are waterpolo pitches in such bays as Birżebbuġa,…

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