Posted on March 2, 2018
our little nook of the world looks like the arctic today….I wouldn’t be surprised if a polar bear would reveal itself on the ice along our shore !
Posted on March 1, 2018
A snow storm hit us hard Tuesday and it hasn’t let go of us yet. Hard winds and more snow has made our roads dangerous to drive on. Buses and trains don’t run. Schools are open for those who can walk there. I’m “trapped” out here in the countryside so what to do? Of course I just had to get some picture of all this. It was a little difficult since it was snowing so hard. The lens got snowy as soon as I took out my camera.
First time I’ve seen the water frozen in the harbor. Can’t be good for the boats that are still in the “ice”.
A snow dune that looked like a sand dune that had been built up along the fishing huts.
On the other side the fishing huts where all winter dressed.
The water closest to the shore looked like a slushy drink.
The ice is building up and I couldn’t help but think of the ice age. Is it coming back?
Winter dressed trees and bushes are so beautiful though.
On the day three years ago I sat out here and had my coffee in the sun. (Facebook reminded me today)I washed the windows and did some gardening. Today we didn’t have coffee out here. It was hot coco with rum weather, inside by the fire place. Oops forgot the whipped cream on top.
Posted on February 25, 2018
Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements, and a UNESCO world heritage site..
we visited the Palace museum, the former home of the late UAE founder , Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan. Built in 1937 and once a political and social hub.
Posted on February 22, 2018
Red Sea is host to 1200 species of fish and then there’s the animals like turtles, sharks , dolphins and dugongs. Such a beautiful world below the surface.
the stone fish has got to be the ugliest one ( and it’s also dangerous)
and the guitar fish has the cutest snout of them all
Posted on February 21, 2018
we had a wonderful stroll along the corniche last night. seems like everybody comes down here at night to walk, play, eat or just chat.
Posted on February 20, 2018
Today I had a taxi driver who drove me along the long corniche , the old one and the new one which I learned opened up in nov. last year. It’s beautifully done. Coastal road, recreation areas as walkways, gyms. Mosques, play parks for kids, large scale civic sculptures, loads of cafe’s and restaurants and of course hotels. The Jeddah corniche is 30 km long ! and I learned that Jeddah has a nick name – Bride of the Red Sea.
Interesting little tour…I was invited to breakfast with the fishermen !, learned a little arabic from the driver who didn’t know much english, smelled the ocean and felt the winds from it which is always nice.