Driving never ceases to depress me
I saw the new plans for the sitra junction and while they look good on paper (I would have rendered them differently, of course) the sight of huge mountains of sand filling in more of the Tubli Bay and basically connecting Nabih Saleh to land was enough to bring me to tears. Only for a little bit mind you, as I quickly raised the windows and pretended to remove the dust from my eyes.
It was one of my favorite drives in Bahrain, especially during the migratory season when the shallow water was dotted with flamingos sifting through the silt with upsidedown shakes of their beaks. Sure, they were grey and it was stinky, but it was one of the most romantic scenes of island life I could ever describe or imagine.
Soundtrack to all of this: Felixdahousecat's Ready to Wear...for that 80's top of the pops nostaligia