Today's walk started off like the other time, through roads with too many cars and also, on this occasion, cyclists whizzing by. This was also due to traffic being diverted to the secondary road where we were walking, because of roadworks on the main access to Sint-Agatha Rode.
Bit by bit, however, it became more rural and calm. We encountered various animals, mostly cows, sheep and horses. I had a, sort of, meaningful conversation with a sheep. She more or less repeated her same argument, while I tried to be a bit more elaborate in my remarks. But maybe they're not familiar with the Maltese language. This flock of sheep had been sheltering inside a shed and I gave them my standard greeting: "Insellmilkom!" Literally, "Greetings to you". In Malta, for some reason, it's only used on the radio and on TV. And by myself. My new-found friends the sheep took this to mean that they should go out into the field to graze, which they immediately set out to do.
Sheep will be sheep...
Still, mosquitoes or not, this whole "Adventures in Dijleland" idea was one of the best I've ever had. Yet again, it was an interesting and a lovely couple of hours with Gianluca and, as always, a means to take some pretty pictures.
I'm looking forward to the next one.