Monday, March 09, 2009

A Picnic on the Beach

Palm Trees on Sharjah Beach, on a windy day as it seems.

Nature's Peom

Sea Foam


The Poor Starfish That I found dried on the beach.

That's all for now



Blogger Corey said...

Attawie, every time I see photos like these it makes me want to visit the Middle East even more. Since you are from Iraq you must appreciate the ocean even more :)

Out here, I have lived on two coasts: the Atlantic and the Pacific. The Pacific is probably the nicest, but few things can beat sailing on Cape Cod Bay...My aunt, uncle and cousins live there and I try to go every year.

I'm guessing the water in the Gulf off of the UAE must be very warm, right? Even during this time of year. I remember, when I lived in New Hampshire, how freezing cold the water came from melting icebergs up in Canada!! People actually went swimming in this!

3/09/2009 9:51 PM  
Blogger David said...

You are fortunate Attawie to live so near a beach. I really like the palm trees and the picture of the sea foam. :)

I have not visited a beach for a very long time. When I was a kid, we lived in Florida, only a short drive from the Gulf of Mexico beach. I used to enjoy bobbing in the shallow water. Sometimes, I would sit right near the water and dig into the sands with my hands until the water welled up into my hole and collapsed its sides. Often, while I was digging near the water, I would find tiny clams about 1 or 2 inches long. They came in a variety of colors with blues, greens, reds, browns. I thought they were like little jewels. :)

While visiting the beach, I sometimes found the bleached white skeletons of sand dollars. They are related to starfish. Imagine finding an almost round sort of hollow bone shell. They varied in size from about 2 to 3 inches in diameter. They were quite flat with the maximum thickness at the center of about one quarter inch and very thin at the outer edges. On the top and bottom, there was a five pointed starfish like pattern. I have seen very attractive jewelry made from sand dollar shells.

3/10/2009 7:19 AM  
Blogger MixMax said...

beautiful pictures, I think I have to give another in depth visit to Sharqa next I come to the Emirates - last time was a car tour type of visit

3/10/2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

There are many other great photos of other beautiful places in our world. And even better on clear skies and not that windy days. Since you seem really interested I really recommend visiting the region and socializing with real people (not any tourist guy or such)

As for the water, it wasn't that worm. We're having cool days (around 25 c) and it's very nice for swimming.

I tend to like anything/creatures I find on the beach. I collect and at times I wish I can collect them. As if they were treasures! Beautiful colours, amazing shapes.. I just love the beach :D

BTW the starfish I found turned into white :| I feel guilty. Yesterday I kept looking at it and I was sad thinking that this is used to be a living thing :(

Thanks :)
I like Sharjah more than any Emirate now. They have 16 museum (if not more). After visiting them you'd get to appreciate the place and like it more. Beautiful beaches and a couple of parks worths visiting. oh and Khalid Lake is really nice and Qanatu Al Qasba (QAQ) is a very enjoyable place to go.

I never knew I like Sharjah THIS much!

3/14/2009 1:17 AM  
Blogger Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Beautiful pictures, Attawie. :)

I have always loved the beach. Both the sight and sound of the sea are awe inspiring.

3/25/2009 1:43 AM  
Blogger attawie said...

Thanks Lynnette,

I'm a big fan of the see too :)

3/25/2009 10:15 PM  
Blogger rObrak said...

The ocean and the sand, everything is perfect! Especially to be able see the sunset, oh how peaceful it is! I do love spending my time in this kind of places, whenever I'm stressed out, this is my one way in comforting myself with my love ones. Speaking of the ocean, its a great place for picnics. And what I usually think about a picnic is that family bonding, food pack, latch tiffins full of foods that are very nutritious and fresh. Happy Tiffin

10/24/2009 12:57 PM  

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