Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This one even likes the salty wetsuit taste! (Pic taken off thornsinmybeatingheart - photobucket)
This morning, as I cuddled my forever squashable cat, I suddenly became aware of that very familiar wetsuit rubber smell. It was coming from the cat's fur coat! In an absurd split second (you know the ones where a whole scene or movie takes place in your imagination and it all it takes is a couple of seconds at the very most!) I wondered if our cat was leading a double life. Sneaking out in the dead of the night to pursue his secret passion of surfing (though last night with no wind and the sea like a mill pond it must have been SUP'ing) - no wonder he slept all day long...............he was totally out after a brilliant session on the water! Our cat has been leading a double life and we never knew until now!!
OK the split second is over and it is back to reality. Then the realisation of WHY he was reeking of wetsuits....................he spent the whole night curled up fast asleep on my wetsuit which is lying in a heap by the front door.
Why do I have such a vivid imagination??
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Rider John Pic: Bunty
Rider Godfrey Pic: Bunty
Quick quick quick..............before I rush to get the ferry! Just wanted to get something up on the blog cos won't have the chance this weekend. Yesterday got wet but very frustrating cos some nice small waves but wind lousy. Looked windy but wasn't, but great for the kiters so got into the water with the Sanyo and took some shots and footage. Have enough to make a movie so hope to get that up during the week sometime.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Hopefully things are more or less back to normal and with a bit of luck some wind will be on the way too (actually haven't missed much this past month or so in the way of wind), so I hope the wind gods are reading this and will take action!
The stunning scene above was sent to me by an old school friend living on the Isle of Skye. I keep receiving these fabulous photographs which make me so jealous that I want to grab my walking shoes and camera and jump on the next plane out there. Hopefully one day I will actually do it! Meanwhile I have to be satisfied with turning a deeper shade of green each time an email with attachments comes in from Skye!
Monday, May 11, 2009
An ecstatic Aaron Ciantar won before the home crowd in the powerboats SuperSport endurance race this afternoon. Ciantar piloted the Ukrainian-owned Seagull Chaudron with Angelo Tedeschi and Viktor Shemchuk.
The 2008 champion was overjoyed as he climbed to the top of the podium in Grand Harbour to receive the winner's trophy from President George Abela amid applause. President Abela celebrated the moment by putting on Ciantar's cap, but had to quickly take it off again as the Maltese national anthem was played.
And there was more good news for Malta with Iko casa, crewed by Shelley Jory and Aaron's sister Audrienne coming in third.
The siblings were also congratulated by Parliamentary Secretaries Mario de Marco and Clyde Puli who handed out medals to the winners.
The race was held on a calm sea off Sliema and was watched by thousands of people.
The Team 26 boat was the first to actually pass the chequered flag, but it suffered a time penalty for over speeding and was relegated to sixth. (SuperSport boats have a speed limit of 85mph)
Second place went to Baia Attolini.
"We are very pleased to have won. The potential of the new boat was apparent from the beginning and we expect to be competitive for the rest of the season," Aaron said.
His beaming sister said she was very happy to have made the podium on her return - with a new partner. Audrienne did not participate in last year's championship and is this year piloting the boat with which Aaron won the championship last year.
The race among the more powerful Evolution class boats was won by Hannes Bohinc and Giancarlo Cangiano in SNAV OSG.