One of the common scenes in Malta if you visit the fishing villages during winter months is this. Fishermen painting their own boats that have sailed the rough sea all through the year. It’s relatively low key during December and January, and the people of Malta take this time off to relax, enjoy time with family during the festive season, and start to work on their business makeovers. This particular fisherman is from one of the postcard perfect villages of Marsaxlokk. He was painting his old boat to get it all in shape ready for the forthcoming season. While the colourful Marsaxlokk and the boats made a great postcard, I liked this picture the most since it carried the essence of livelihood in the village.