A weekend game of cricket goes well into the evening on the Busaiteen coast of Bahrain. Played mostly by expatriate men from the Indian Sub Continent, the game is the most popular past time on holidays and weekly off days.
I spotted this roadside fish market quite by chance as I drove through an area where I seldom go.
There, right next to a newly-constructed fishermen jetty in Hidd, was this place swarming with just about any kind of fresh catch.
Over the weekend, we drove down and this is when we saw the wonderful collection – straight from the fishing dhow to the tray, literally!
Clams of several kind, shellfish, squid, lobsters, crab, king fish, hamour and what have you.
The one good part is the catch is priced literally half the market rate – and pay a fraction extra and they even clean it for you.
Certainly a seafood lover’s paradise!
This sparrow thought it could weather any storm. Well, not quite.
When the wind was at its howling best and the tide at its highest, the little creature could not take it any more.
At one moment, it was ‘hopping and skipping’ and, at another, it was in the water, struggling to stay afloat.
That was when we happened to be there and carried out the ‘rescue’, even as I managed to take a few pictures.
The bird was last seen scampering towards a pile of old furniture stacked for disposal at Bahrain’s Busaiteen coast.
All was well, it seems!
The summer is upon us in Bahrain. And the folks of migratory birds that flock to this tiny island throughout the winter are on their way out – or are they?
These few seagulls and a solitary (what looks like) stork were all that were visible on the Arad coast, which is normally “infested” with our feathered friends lat weekend – a sure sign that the deadly heat is not far away.
I found this picture of a rotting and disintegrating dhow – resembling the skeleton of a dinosaur – in an area off the coast of Muharraq, Bahrain they call ‘The Graveyard’ for such craft as well as old fishing boats. Uncanny that it resembles what it does and at the location where it is!