Monday, June 29, 2009

Saghtar.........Wild Thyme..............Thymus Serpyllum,L.




Wild Thyme is one of the prominent endemic plant species on the typically Maltese limestone landscape, known locally as Xaghri. It flowers in June and is at its prime mid June. When it is in full bloom the Xaghri almost looks fluorescent with the bright purple colour of the Wild Thyme. It is a sight I always love to see and enjoy driving by. Unfortunately, this lovely landscape is gradually being taken away from us with all the building that has taken place and is still taking place. The Maltese name for Wild Thyme is 'Saghtar' and the Latin name is 'Thymus Serpyllum, L''.
The smell of it is heaven when crushed between your fingers. It makes a very tasty seasoning when cooked with a roast - especially pork! Yummy!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Has This Girl got Guts or What??!






Jessica Watson if from the land of Oz and is planning on being the youngest girl (or persons for that matter) to sail around the world single handedly at the tender age of 16.

Read more about her on her blog. Is this another Ellen McArthur in the making?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Josh Angulo at Home!

See this video link of Josh Angulo at 'Home' - look at the amount of bottom turns he manages to get on those waves.


http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid26405275001?bclid=26244827001&bctid=26425276001

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wind at Last............We Hope!

Yesterday I had some slow cruising in the bay christening my Mistral Explsion 140L - finally! Not enough wind ofcourse but just had to get myself out on the water again after such a long time. All I needed was a couple of knots more and I would have been planing away. Still enjoyed it though.



Looking promising for Sunday and Monday with North Westerlies coming blowing around 22knots. So should hopefully get wet in Ghallis.




Monday, June 08, 2009

Lejliet Lapsi/Notte Gozitana..........photos at last!

DAR GHAX-XEMX



FLOWER CARPET ON CASTLE HILL




RE-ENACTMENT IN THE CITADELLA





FOLK SINGING ON STREET CORNERS
















A LOCAL OF THE MANDRAGG AREA ENJOYING A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE FESTIVITIES








TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE WEEKEND)






























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