Sunday, August 17, 2014

NeilPryde Promo

This is definitely the best Neil Pryde promo I have ever seen. Love the angles and close up shots.


NeilPryde Fly 2015 from NeilPryde Windsurfing on Vimeo.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Lampuki Time and Santa Maria

 Below are the fishing boats all loaded up ready to lay the ''kannizzati'' ready for the Lampuki season.
The bottom pictures were taken today, feast day of Santa Maria, during the horse racing up the main street in Victoria, Gozo.











Friday, August 01, 2014

Looks Like a Heat Wave on the Way


Above pic taken from www.bay.com.mt

Looks like a mega hot August
 - UGH!
Read the full article on HERE





Gozo's New Beer Inaugurated

The picture and article below were taken from The Malta Independent newspaper.




Lord Chambray, an artisanal brewery with state-of-the-art equipment involving a €1 million investment, was inaugurated yesterday by Dr Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo.
In thanking the D’Imperio family for their effort, dedication and investment in Gozo, Dr Refalo affirmed that this was an investment that fitted perfectly within government’s policy to promote investment in Gozo, that will result in more jobs for Gozitans in Gozo.
“This investment is an added value to the quality of life here in Gozo,” he said.
Samuele D’Imperio, Managing Director of Lord Chambray Ltd, based in the Gozitano Agricultural Village, Xewkija, thanked all those who contributed to make his family’s dream to offer a quality product to the people of Malta and Gozo a reality.
“My family first visited Gozo over 25 years ago and we immediately fell in love with it,” Mr D’Imperio said. “Since then we have been visiting regularly until, about five years ago, we bought a residence here at Fort Chambray.
“We feel we would now like to give something back that is of exceptional quality. We want to share our pride and passion for brewing artisanal beers with our clients and we are convinced that the three local brews, Blue Lagoon, Golden Bay and San Blas, will soon become established on the market as premium ales.”
Fort Chambray beers are made from top class ingredients, including barley, hops, herbs, spices and yeast, sourced from Belgium and the United States. Italy’s leading Master Brewer Andrea Bertola has been engaged to oversee the brewing process and he is visiting the brewery, which is spread over 300 m2, twice a month.
The brewing process takes place in state-of-the-art brewing kettles and vats from Spadoni, one of the leading companies in Italy that supply filtering systems and complete services to a number of industries, including the wine-making, beer, edible oil, fruit juices and syrups, spirits and dairy industries.
The high level of technology deployed at the brewery is evident both in the specialised equipment to revitalise water, which then goes through a sophisticated reverse osmosis plant, and in the beer bottling equipment to produce the finished product.
The beer is fermented for eight to 12 days, followed by a further 18-20 days for maturation or lagering (at least). Once the beer is bottled through the ultramodern GAI bottling plant, the ‘Ferrari’ of bottling machines, it is allowed to rest for a further seven days during which a second fermentation in the bottle takes place.
Environmental and ecological
The Lord Chambray brewery operates on a highly environmental and ecological basis. The brewery interior is heated by steam and, when the beer is cooled as part of the brewing process, the water is re-utilised and hot water used for the next cycles. The must that remains after the cooking and fermentation process is also sent to local farms for use as a fertiliser.
Three new beers
All three Lord Chambray beers are non-pasteurised and undergo a second fermentation in the bottle. Blue Lagoon is a Blanche beer whose recipe dates back 400 years. Blanche beers use a far broader palette of fruity or spicy ingredients than German or English brews. For this special high fermentation brew, with a moderate alcohol content of 4.6%, beer lovers will enjoy hints of coriander and notes of orange peel for a refreshing, thirst-quenching seasonal beverage.
Golden Bay is an American craft-style beer. This intensely golden ale, with an alcohol content of 5%, is designed to be the easiest drinking in the Lord Chambray range. It is simply structured with a sweet, malty and wonderful taste. Brewed with hops imported from the United States, which confer citrus and floral tastes pairing with hints of caramel on the nose, Golden Bay has a fine, persistent foam and a rounded, herbaceous taste.
San Blas is a deep amber American pale ale with an alcohol content of 5.5%. It is brewed with a blend of hops, especially Cascade and Amarillo, to obtain a more aromatic and highly appealing taste of grapefruit and orange flowers.
Lord Chambray beers are being sold in 33 cl bottles or in 20-litre polykegs, ideal for hosting parties and for those renting farmhouses and self-catering holidays. For more information visit www.lordchambray.com.mt.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Windsurfing - again

Had two days in a row of  Westerly winds blowing giving us a couple of good sessions windsurfing in Ghallis. I have said it so many times before but will say it again - nothing like windsurfing in the summer - no wetsuit, warm sea, warm air and just a very special feeling in general whilst on the water. Have windsurfed 4 times in the past 2 weeks - really good going for our windless summer days. Just hoping we will have more wind this summer but if so not for a while as forecast is a week of very high temperatures with variable wind.

Below pics were taken by Sean Arrigo 





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July Wind

We had a good day of WNW'ly wind end of last week. Always very special sessions windsurfing in summer......no winter wetsuits, warm sea and general terrific feeling.
Had a great time on the water and also found time for a bit of photography too. I used my new SIGMA 120-400mm zoom lens and very happy with the results.


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Pool sculpture



Flotsam



Rider: Bernard Gauci



Rider: Chris Spiteri



Rider: Chris Spiteri



Rider: Karl Azzopardi



Rider: Sandro Pace




Rider: Karl Azzopardi



Rider: Karl Azzopardi



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