Monday, March 28, 2011

Time to Blog




Above photos taken by me sometime during the past year. The riders are Chris, Dana, Gamblu and John.



My blogging has been non existent lately - largely due to the fact that there has been nothing of particular interest to blog. The wind - what wind? This winter season has been the worst season for wind that I can ever remember. To make things worse the new mound of rubble, that keeps getting higher and higher between the hotel and Maghtab, has totally destroyed the wind at Ghallis - unfortunately I do not think we will ever experience Ghallis as it used to be anymore. It can be blowing a lovely North Westerly in Mellieha Bay and when we get to Ghallis it is a gusty cross offshore South Westerly with the clean wind starting to steady way beyond the point. The solution is to find an alternative spot but there is no spot like Ghallis. With our limited coastline the only other alternative is sailing in the swell in the Channel - problem is getting people to drive all the way up there to sail when they are limited for time during their lunch break!

So, meanwhile we wait! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Learn English Online

Interested to learn English in the comfort of your home? Or just need to polish up your English conversation for a future trip somewhere? Need to learn English to improve your business? Go onto www.dive-into-english.com to find out full details about learning English online through Skype. Lessons are by an experienced English speaking TEFL teacher who will tailor make your lessons to suit your own personal English language needs including exam preparation.


englische Lektionen auf skype;lezioni inglesi su skype;lecciones inglesas en skype;английские уроки на skype;lições inglesas no skype;
skype에 영국 학습;skypeの英国のレッスン;αγγλικά μαθήματα στο skype;leçons anglaises sur le skype;Engelse lessen op skype;
在skype的英國教訓;在skype的英国教训
 
 

Kitesurfing as an Olympic Event - NeilPryde Windsurfing 2011

Kitesurfing as an Olympic Event - NeilPryde Windsurfing 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan

How can one even begin to decipher the extent of the destruction in Japan?
Can only think about how many families have been totally devastated by this cataclysmic event. At the same time there is so much suffering going on in the world after the  New Zealand earthquake, all the unrest in the Arab countries besides all the other thousands of situations where people are suffering every day. Yet here we are living in the lap of luxury.........moments like this make you sit back and reflect and make you really appreciate all the tiny seemingly insignificant things one takes so much for granted in our every day life.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Good Wind Yesterday

In the videos below are John Cachia and Clive Xuereb. A couple of clips I took yesterday.



video video



Had a nice sail yesterday with the wave board and 4.7m - could have done with a slightly bigger sail but still enjoyed it. Wind blowing from the east into the bay but the waves weren't big. The swell seems to have increased overnight cos now the second reef is breaking and the wind has turned NW so hopefully later it will still be breaking for some great sailing in conditions we don't usually have (cross off on the wave).

I then got the video camera and took some footage of the kiters. I have never seen so many kites on the water out here in Malta - they seem to be increasing at a very fast rate which is not such a good thing cos there just is not the space to handle so many kites. I counted 20 on the water at one time. It was a bit too windy for me to have a go but hoping this week there may be a day when conditions will be suitable to try in the bay.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

2ND EDITION OF 'AZURE' MAGAZINE SOON OUT







The new and second edition of the 'AZURE' magazine will shortly be out and on the shelves of local touristic establishments and dive centres.


The 'AZURE' magazine is a small booklet full of interesting and useful information focusing mainly on anything to do with the sea around the Maltese Islands. A must read and must have for not just visitors to Malta and Gozo but also local residents.


This great little publication is free of charge. If you are looking for a copy just walk into the nearest dive shop or Malta Tourist Information office and you will definitely find a copy waiting for you there.





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