Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
If anyone knows some site addresses please share them with me. Meanwhile I have found a new site http://www.2windy.com/index.asp?article=windsurfing_women and ofcourse there is Windgirls which is probably the no.1 site now for windsurfing/kiting women.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I ADMIRE THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. WHEN WE WERE IN CABARETE THERE WAS THIS GUY WITH ONE LEG AND HE WAS KITING OUT ON THE REEF USING AN OLD WINDSURFER!! QUITE AMAZING.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Above you can see Anthony (Tony) Grima, our neighbour at Dar Ghax-Xemx in Victoria, Gozo, proudly showing off his winning entries. Tony is making some beautiful sculptures made from the local limestone.
Tony entered two of them into a competition held at Rundle Gardens in Victoria during the Festa of Santa Marija this past weekend. He won both 1st and 2nd prize which he certainly deserves.
The above pics were taken this weekend in Victoria, Gozo during the Santa Maria feast. There was a big exhibition of agricultural produce and livestock plus some cultural artistic stands which were very interesting. Prizes were awarded for these displays.
There were the usual fireworks displays, band marches and procession with the statue of Our Lady through the streets of Victoria.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Boredom time as I sit here trying to recover from a mixture of lack of sleep and flu! Flu in the middle of the scorching summer heat makes you feel doubly worse. Though totally ''bla sahha'' (as we say in Maltese - meaning without strength) I am still yearning for a lovely force 6 surfing day. Unfortunately I missed a good day a couple of weeks back cos had to go up to Gozo minus equipment. Still went down to Qbajjar where the Gozo surfers were down and took a few shots of them out near the reef (pics at a later date when I can summon up the energy to find what memory card they on !). This is a place I really want to sail - getting out is a bit tough cos of the wind shadow further in but once out conditions look great. There is also an excellent position for photography as you are perched on the low cliff just above the reef. We really need to make an effort to go up there with our equipment when conditions are next suitable for it.
It has been a couple of years now since we had our last windsurfing holiday and have to admit I am really missing it. After our fantastic Far East hol last December (which was a totally unforgettable experience and think about it very very often) 2009 has had to be very much a ''stay at home'' year ..............but the brain is ticking over with windsurfing plans for next Spring. A place I am really keen to try is El Tur in Egypt. It is a dual location with a wave beach just a few minutes up the road and a flat water area in the main resort. You can read more about it on the link below.
Meanwhile, as I sit here nursing myself amidst trying to keep cool all I can do is go off into a windsurfing dreamland and look forward to the possibility of a future trip to discover some more distant waters!