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  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    I visited the club yesterday, it is still a building site not open yet so walked around the bay plodging on the way and had lunch at the middle restaurant over there

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Joseph

    Good morning, Saturday 11th March, the floodlights were raised in place by means of a pivot hydraulic mechanism. This week the gym is expected to open and hopefully the restaurant will follow suit by the end of the month.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • viv

    Hailstones!!! Noooo!!!!!! Be dry and sunny for the !8th onwards....please.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • viv

    Derek, a wasn't gannin te like, bonny lad!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Viv.divent worry aboot it.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • viv

    Derek, I'm a puggled Geordie!. I answered your question without reading Alan's answer....doh!!!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • viv

    Hi Derek. There should be a button on your laptop or keyboard that has Prt Sc Sys Rq. It's generally on the top row. Press that and it should tell you after a few seconds that you've been successful.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    alan.sorry I got so carried away when it worked I forgot to say it had ,mind I still don't know what to do with it.I also managed to upload a couple of photos on Golden Bay to how dry it usually is in Malta.

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    but did it work ?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    alan slade . well ye larne summet new evory day

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Tim

    David Hill _yes yes and yes again! I spent so many hours at at Luqa plane-spotting with my Dad - being dragged out of bed to see night landings....

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    Hi Derek James Bevan to take a screen shot on your key pad top row look for PrtSc insert normally on the right hand side top row just press and it happens hope that helps Alan

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • David Hill

    You get a better picture of the aircraft heading for the airport than you do on the abismal Airport webcam.
    Why can't they sign up with Skyline?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Viv .nice photo I don't have a clue as to how to take screen shot I have managed to up load the odd photo though.

Birzebbugia - Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay

Although quite small, Birżebbuġa is a stunning holiday destination in the heart of the Maltese Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha); it is visited by many tourists who appreciate its sea and fantastic hinterland enriched by four valleys Wied Dalam, Wied Zembaq, Wied Qoton and Wied Buni boasting a variety of olive trees, Birżebbuġa has been famous over the centuries for the cultivation of olives still keeping the local economy very strong; its name confirms this since it is said to derive from the combination between "Bir", meaning "well" and "żebbuġa", meaning "olives".

Birżebbuġa's man-made large sandy beach played an important role only in more recent years, the bay has been artificially filled with sand in occasion of the works for the construction of the Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), the sand collected from the seabed has turned a desolate rocky coast into a wonderful bay; however, the Malta Freeport and the uninterrupted coming and going of cargo vessels have partly destroyed Birżebbuġa's scenic views but didn't make it less attractive under other point of views, there are amazingly relaxing places, green areas, splendid beaches and crystal sea water, ideal conditions for all types of water sports, a variety of attractions such as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (1909, Parroċċa Marija Addolorata), St George's Church (1683, Knisja ta 'San Ġorġ), a modern seaside promenade, fashion clubs, high quality restaurants, a number of fortifications such as Fort St. Lucian (Torri ta' San Lucjan, 17th century), Ferretti Coastal Battery (Il-Qajjenza) or the so-called "Birżebbuġa entrenchments" dating back to the Knights of St. John and plenty of evidence of the earliest Phoenician settlement, the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the Romans; its archaeological importance has made it very popular in the world especially for the caves of Għar Ħasan and Għar Dalam, and the Borġ in Nadur Temple, moreover the whole beach is surrounded by a lovely scenery made up of modern buildings and high quality facilities which increase its charm and beauty.

Today Birżebbuġa is also undertaking in an ambitious as well as realistic project that, after having faced bureaucratic problems, has finally started, this project concerns the construction of a modern and competitive waterpolo pitch and club house (Water Polo Pitch in Birżebbuġa, Il-Pitch tal-waterpolo ta' Birzebbugia), a large structure (33x25 mtrs) built above the current waterline, an excellent and funny opportunity for children, sports enthusiasts as well as elderly and disabled persons.

The area involved has been strongly influenced by the building of Malta Freeport, in order to accomodate its large ships, extensive dredging works have been made and deepen the seabed in the centre of the bay so that most of this sand was pumped onto the shoreline, thus forming a sandy beach and resulting in the lowering of the seabed and a less circulation of the water within the pool, the extremely stagnant and noxious water has so prevented any possible kind of competitive matches; as a consequence the number of visitors went drastically down and the Aquatic & Sports Club's financial resources, intended to maintain it in operational state, became fewer; over the years the situation has changed, the works finally started and a new Water Polo Pitch will be soon up and running again.

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