Bahrain’s Falklands

A question I had asked several months ago has finally been answered. Why is a small island in Bahrain off the coast of Sitra and a popular tourist attraction, called Falklands? The yacht captain then had failed to explain, only saying, in broken English, “I no know.” But now a Bahrain Coast Guard officer lifted…

Shrimp company

A “flotilla” of small “shrimping boats” sails off the Muharraq coast in Bahrain this morning. Special “protected” areas have been earmarked for people to catch shrimps close to the coast, where the waters are not too deep. Shrimping activity is conducted under the close supervision of the Coast Guard which makes it a point to…

Turn a Tide

Small boats belonging to fishing and rowing enthusiasts await the high tide off the Budaiya coast in Bahrain. This is a popular pastime for those staying close to the sea, which is pretty much anywhere in the country. Hundreds of such boats can be seen every weekend scouring the waters of the Arabian Gulf under…