Don’t wake up the Crocodile!

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Gregory Maggi  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Ever heard of Fungus Rock (B),also known as Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral, off Dwejra Point in Gozo? It is renowned for a fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus, which grows on the rock. It has medicinal qualities that were also valued by the Knights of St. John. The Knights guarded the island and anyone trying to steal the fungus was given the death penalty. Looking at the photo it is seen that the island has a cliff edge that is quite high. For this reason, the Knights devised a man-carrying hoist system between the island and the land. It was therefore possible to collect the fungus. This area is well known with divers.So, as you splash into the clear water, to Coral Cave nearby, don’t wake up the crocodile (A)!

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