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This, folks, is our winter

Rain in Bahrain is always welcome – and coming after a very long summer, it is even more so. It’s windy, it’s cold, rather nippy at 17 degrees C (yes, that’s COLD here), and the ‘woolens’ are out for many locals. However, for us, we have only moved indoors temporarily – until the ‘cold spell’…

Lunch

Time for Lunch

Roadside workers sitting down to have a meal has always been one of the best sights anywhere. These men, coming from diverse backgrounds and of different nationalities, find time to get together as they take a break from work and present a picture of bonhomie, camaraderie and togetherness that can only come when they are…

Surise at Al Dar

The Sun Rises at Al Dar

The ever-glorious sunrise at Bahrain’s Al Dar Islands – one of the perfect getaway’s on the weekend. A short boat ride from the mainland, it’s a dream destination, with its luxury chalets, open air restaurants and lots of song, dance and barbecue. We have had the privilege of visiting several times, most notably when the…

Soaking in the sunset

It’s the sunset again, without the sun this time. Bahrain’s Tubli coast is not known to attract very many migratory birds and certainly not during this time of the year when temperatures are touching 40C. However, this pretty bird (looks like a Japanese crane) seemed oblivious to the hot weather and ventured out into the…

Sunset, Sun, Colour, Beautiful, Beach,

No one ever said sunsets are boring

This is a beautiful Bahrain sunset – yet again. This is one magical aspect of this tiny island nation, and each time I step out with the camera, it creates an extremely vivid, and unreal feeling. This quote by John Ruskin sums it up beautifully: At sunset, nature is painting for us….day after day….pictures of…