Cricket on the coast

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.

Nothing fishy about this

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…

Bird brain and sea brawn

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…

Go, went… going!

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…

‘Skeleton’ at the ‘graveyard’

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!