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’ passes – no more the ‘bed tea’ in the garden and no more gardening late into the evening.
It’s also extraordinarily still on the shoreline – the Coast Guard have ordered boats off, amateur fishermen have taken time off and ‘beach-walkers’ have cuddled up, leaving everything calm and rather desolate.
It’s also the perfect time to take a walk, with the camera, of course, but only if it isn’t raining.
We will make the most of this short-lived season. Well, not that short, actually. The weather will still be pleasant (until the air-conditioners come back on) until the end of March so we have a little more than four months.
Meanwhile, it’s time for some gardening, some walking, a lot of enjoying the weather and, of course, the BBQ!