This short film clip needs almost ‘no comment’. Suffice to say that salt gathering is a time-honoured labour. For centuries, farming folk have turned to the sea to make a bit of a living when the heat of summer leaves fields parched. There are still pockets of salt pans in action and a few people who keep this traditional work alive like these salt gatherers at Xwejni Gozo. A time capsule shared with us by Mario George Vella.
“This was truly an amazing experience and came purely by chance as I couldn’t sleep. The sunrise and most especially conversing with the salt gatherers was just great.” (Mario George Vella)