it's 10pm in the UK & it says there is only 1 person on line. Does that mean i'm the only person in the world (out of 7 billion) who is looking at this webcam at this time - quite a thought. I wonder what everyone else is doing???
11oct18--The Seafarers Hotel is getting a new shingle roof. ( must be fun for the contractor making the roof look irregular ). The 'Halloween Programme' is spooktacular , coming at the end of the month. EnJoy EnJoy
Hello Keith, assume you're still in Malta, going by your posts, maybe the blue clouds are on their way to Anchor bay to beef up the blue! Very jealous, enjoy your stay, have a Hopleaf for me!
There's unusual: blue clouds...
We walked down to San Blas to witness the effects of the Gregalata (strong NE wind). That road is seriously steep, but it was worth the pain of the walk back up.
Took a look when I was there and it isn't as blue as on the webcam, therefore I conclude that it must be a filter. Best snorkelling whilst I was there was last thursday at Xlendi. Encountered fried egg jellyfish for the first time ever, and then thrice more. Only saw one mauve stinger.
there are a few ships lying off the lee of the island today in preparation for the coming storm the other side of Malta is getting a bit of a battering, gan canny folks.
13sep18-- The islands of the archipelago lie on the Malta plateau, a shallow shelf formed from the high points of a land bridge between Sicily and North Africa that became isolated as sea levels rose after the last Ice Age. The archipelago is therefore situated in the zone between the Eurasian and African tectonic plates. Malta was considered an island of North Africa for centuries. EnJoy EnJoy
Hi keith, never dived, scuba or snorkel from Sliema way, but am never disappointed wherever I go on the Islands. A real gem, probably undersold as a diving destination, thankfully (bit selfish there).Over the years Europeans have largely ignored Malta, but since joining the EU that is changing fast and it will become a destination for European divers too.
Keith that sounds marvellous!
The instant deep water is one of the reasons that I love snorkelling off the rocks at Font Ghadir. Crystal clear blue water and loads of fish.
OK Mel, that's what I was told, s'pose there could be a filter too, but from sunny Kettering I prefer to think it's just as blue as it looks! and as I remember.
Thanks Alan, at last some proper info.
Keith Woodcock, I asked exactly that question Keith, I was told by the dive instructor that the reason it looks so blue is because unlike most places in the med Malta is the top of what would have been a mountain before the sea flooded the Med basin and unlike other destinations around the Med, the water becomes very deep very quickly, and the deeper the water the deeper the sky reflects its blue colour on the surface and together with the purity of the waters around Malta, also because of the sudden depth, we get the vivid deep blue seen on the webcams. Stunning on camera but breathtaking in real life.