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7.30 Malta time, watching the sun settings over St Paul's bay. Takes me back to my last trip in October.
When shall you do one in xemxija near beachaven area please? Thanks
It's looking like a repeat of the weather of 12 months ago when there were gale force winds hit Malta. We were told that the sea was so bad that fish from the fish farms were thrown up out of the sea and onto the road. That transfer from the airport was a lot slower than normal due to the ainds.
Just back from Malta, the polo pool is well underway to being refurbished. The Seaview, was demolished and the new build looks like it could be open thos summer, it is that far advanced
St Paul's Bay at its best at this time of the early morning. So beautiful and serene. I miss the small fisherman's boat with its small engine tup, tupping away around the bay looking to catch an octopus or two that used to be eagerly bought by the housewives waiting on the pier. Those where the days!
Some info.........just looked up the dates for the 2020 Lost and Found Music . It will be held between Thursday 30 April and Sunday 3 May. If anything like this year keep well away, will be more people roaming the streets than in the venue
Martin Vella I think that the camera is tilted to the sky because there are the firework of the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows of St.Paul's Bay
nice pictures of the sky's this camera needs fixing...
Well done Roger - sorry a bit late to this cam!
Walked round this area and used the rest room facilities many times. Once there were horses being excercised in the water by the jetty. I don't know if any of you remember Tony Mo? He used to go to the cafe for morning coffee.As you come to the junction at the bottom of the hill, there is a mariner's church.
14-15jul19--Alan, OH MY! HA HA! Never would have guessed it was a public restroom. Wh@t a fantastic building shape. You certainly make St. Paul's Bay sound very inviting. Thanks again.
The structure which looks like a ship is in fact a public toilet. Never used it - it was always locked when I was there. The kiosk is owned by Liliana and her husband, but Liliana operates it with help. I think the surname is Sant. I don't know where "Federika" come from. We and others knew it as Liliana's. The storm damage was bad. I think windows were blown in and equipment such as fridges actually blown out of the kiosk. Although it is a sturdy kiosk, it is essentially like a caravan and susceptible to high winds. It is in a very exposed position. The day after the storm, Liliana and and her husband were interviewed by the Times of Malta near the damaged kiosk and there was a video clip on the newspaper' website. Apart from the Gillieru being in a superb position, we always found the staff there welcoming, friendly and helpful. We have never stayed anywhere else in Malta. It is a lovely part of the bay and I especially liked it at night, with lights reflected in the water, the creaking of boats bobbing about in the sea, the buzz of quiet conversation around us - and a cold Cisk to hand. And in the morning, the small fishing boats would return from their night's work and housewives gathered at the quayside, ready to bag a bargain before the rest of the catch went to the fishmongers and the restaurants. I wish I was there now.
13jul19--Alan, Thanks for your input and information. I used the location link to the map here then toured the area ( road , satellite, and street view ). A question you may know the answer. Between the Wignacourt Tower and the swimming pool there is a structure in the shape of a boat - ship ( looking down at it from the satellite view ) with the view from the sides looking like the ribs of an old ship's hull, can you give us any clue what this is used for? Thanks in advance.. It's always very nice to hear good reviews of the host's establishment from customers. The kiosk - the main structure - you mentioned looks to be built to withstand strong storms, in the map the kiosk is named Federica - the owner is Liliana? , same place? Good reviews in the write ups , and looks like a super place for relaxing with a beverage. EnJoy EnJoy
This is a great view from the Gillieru, where we have stayed many times. Excellent location by the sea. Good to see that Liliana seems to have her kiosk going again (by the sea, opposite the start of the incline to the Wignacourt Tower). A couple of months ago, storms caused a lot of damage to her premises. Had lots of good lunches there. We lived for a couple of years at Waterfront, apartments to the extreme left of the picture. Happy days - lots of wonderful memories. Circumstances prevent us from travelling abroad now and I really miss this place and the people we knew. Thanks to the Gillieru for this webcam. And greetings to Marie Rose, Receptionist, if she happens to read this.
missed this one we could do with a few more in the St.Pauls bay Bugibba area ,a few years ago I suggested to EMM car rental that they could sponsor one along the sea front .
Thank you for bringing it back. At first I thought someone was upset about my pointing out the need for a change of the heading. Works in the sirens pool are moving too slow for my liking. Before you know it summer is over. First it was first week of July now it's 8th.