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    • 2 days ago
    • alan slade

    could do with sound now while the match is on to get the feel of the game

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    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    DaveS . I uploaded a photo of the deck area I took in March while still under contraction, I called in for a meal and Cisk but had to plodge around the bay and get some scran Ower the other side..

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    • 1 month ago
    • DaveS

    Yes, they are sun loungers and sun shades, adjacent to the bar and cafeteria area. aAd a very pleasant area it is to sit and enjoy your meal and drink. The gym is located in the area under the roof with the planters on

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    could be Viv

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    • 1 month ago
    • viv

    Could it be that from the angle we're viewing from makes the area look over crowded?

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    Derek it still looks like an overcrowded tented camp site need a bit of space so untidy

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    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Alan.they look like sun loungers and dining tables rather than tents.

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    that end of the pool looks like a tented city not much room to move about

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    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Folks. The whole island is covered in clouds today.

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    • 1 month ago
    • David Hill

    What a horrible mess along the top of the pool, why can't they be moved to the flat areas along the side?

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    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    There was a plane in the sky when I clicked on, first time I've spotted one.

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    • 2 months ago
    • alan slade

    just seen a lady with two big dogs stand in some other dogs muck and scrape it off on the wall Malta get a dog Warden in and start fining the people who do not clean up ,from my last visit Tower road ,St Pauls bay and by the look of it Brzebbugia going the same way ,why o why do they not clean up after their DOGS

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    • 2 months ago
    • renee keefover

    Huge planet 10 o'clock.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Joseph

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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.

Cam on-line since: 01/18/2014