Emmet McMahon is an Irish environmental scientist working as a consultant around Europe. He came to work in Malta for some weeks in the year 2004 and stayed for 8 years. His only relevant claim to fame is that he has walked around the whole coastline of Malta and Gozo several times. This makes him the only person he knows who has walked around the entire border of an EU member state.

Jonathan Henwood is a Maltese born and bred, and an environmental scientist by profession. He has a special interest in Mediterranean botany and has carried out research in this field. His profession as an environmental scientist and interests have given him a detailed knowledge of the Maltese Islands, their history, and their natural environment. He has so far no special claim to fame, although since Emmet introduced him to great walking, he might have soon.