Bahrain
Manama

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  • Day159

    Bahrain H3 Trail #2550

    March 16, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    A rolling stone gathers no moss . . . so this rolling stone keeps on hashing. I had the opportunity to join the Bahrain H3 for their weekly evening hash tonight. This time of year, it is dark for the whole trail, but being mostly a street run there was plenty of lights. It was the annual St. Paddy's day hash, and the pack dressed in their best (yea, right) green attire. Trail was pretty much a street run, but the circle was a rousing good time with plenty of hash songs and cheer. A solid pack of 25+ enjoyed this gaggle of brilliant jokes, songs, and even came with a pot of Irish stew. Ok, maybe it was just boiled potatoes with some beef cubes, but it was surely tasty to the half drunken pack after an hour circle. This was the final local hash before the hoard of visitors (or maybe the one dude that got in) roll in for INTERGULF this weekend. And FUN, FUN I tell you, was had by all. https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPn5WP3YqRead more

    Hazukashii

    Chalk Talk

    3/18/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The walkers on trail

    3/18/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Beer check

    3/18/20Reply
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  • Day180

    Bahrain H3 Trail #2552

    April 6, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Life in Bahrain is not to bad, I am enjoying the warm sunshine on a daily basis. Life in the current COVID-19 lockdown is certainly difficult for everyone, so I am counting my blessings that I am not quarantined. This trail was a fast city run, and probably the fastest I have run since my surgery. 4.2 miles in 45 minutes is sub 11 minute miles, considering crossing streets with traffic, and looking for trail, that is close to sub 10 minutes miles. If I can get back down to sub 9, that's getting back down close to where I was in late 2018 before the murmur. Anyway, just have to keep looking for the silver lining in all this mess. Life is a blessing, let's all make the most of it. https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPnejJK2qRead more

    Hazukashii

    A few just finished on the right side, and a couple of us getting ready to start over there on the left.

    4/6/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The hare (and also GM) cheering us on from the balcony.

    4/6/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Here we go

    4/6/20Reply
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  • Day171

    Bahrain Black H3 Trail #1847

    March 28, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    In this new era of social distance hashing, Saigon Sally and I set trail early this morning. Start location was posted, and hashers were allowed to show up and follow trail anytime they wanted during the day. According to the reports and check ins, looks like we had about a half dozen hashers follow trail, last one finishing right at dusk (so roughly 9 hours from start of setting trail, to last one in). Had plenty of desert shiggy, ups and downs, and even a water crossing. No circle, only texting about it on WhatsApp. Good fun just the same, the best we can do it these unusual times. On On. https://www.relive.cc/view/vZqNNdzAA3qRead more

    Hazukashii

    The start, clearly identified.

    3/29/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    About 1 Km in, we had a downhill section.

    3/29/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    And then a downhill followed by a desert crossing.

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  • Day173

    Bahrain H3 Trail #2551

    March 30, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    More social distancing, but still good fun. Best guess is we had about 15 hashers get out there and do some form of trail. All headed out solo or in small groups, we still found lots of dirt between the buildings. Good fun in these troubled times. https://www.relive.cc/view/vXOnE2V8dBvRead more

    Hazukashii

    Easy enough to get them started. My first solo hare here in Bahrain.

    3/31/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The GM and her husband. No social distancing requirements.

    3/31/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Found a bit of shiggy along the way.

    3/31/20Reply
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  • Day164

    INTERGULF 2020 Recovery Run

    March 21, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    A hearty pack of 4 gathered for the Black Hash Recovery Run today. Keeping our 2 meter distance throughout, our small gang skulked around the back alleyways in search of the perfect trail. Well we didn't find it, but we had a damn good time. Another INTERGULF officially in the books, and I have just enough details to write an article on Bahrain. Did we have a good time? You bet your ass we did!!! https://www.relive.cc/view/vdvmBpB28NORead more

    Hazukashii

    What a pack of misfits.

    3/21/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Saigon, contemplating life . . . What have I done to deserve this? he says to himself.

    3/21/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Newly named "Slither"

    3/21/20Reply
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  • Day178

    Bahrain Black H3 Trail #1848

    April 4, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Yet another foray into physical fitness and sanity enhancement, all while practicing good social distancing skills. No other hashers in sight throughout, except for Saigon Sally, who I could barely keep up with . . . that dude is FAST. But I guess that means I am well on the road to recovery, able to run again. This was a good city trail, with lots of alleyways and side streets, and an occasional dirt lot. Life is pretty wonderful, despite the current world lockdown. Things will get better y'all, life will eventually return to normal. Stay strong. https://www.relive.cc/view/vPv4Jo28B36Read more

    Hazukashii

    Time to get this party started . . . let's go.

    4/5/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    I think we are going the right way.

    4/5/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    I wonder . . . bet it goes left.

    4/5/20Reply
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  • Day161

    Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

    March 18, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Since my world travel has been temporarily curtailed due to COVID-19, I will not have any Wonders of the World photos, or World Heritage Sites to describe for some time. What I can report from this vagabond lifestyle is that sometimes you just don't have convenient access to things like laundry and haircuts.

    Over the past five months, this has created some very entertaining stories of spending 6 hours with the hotel staff in the Solomon Islands trying to keep the washing machine working. Or walking 15 minutes to a shop in Cairo, with a promise to pick up the next morning, only to return to the shop being closed. Calling the number the man provided, he made up several stories about he meant it was going to be three days, not one, or the power was out, etc etc. So these concerns make you really consider how long you are going to wear clothes, and "if its really dirty." :o)

    Now haircuts are different, getting one or not, does not make such a big deal, since you can wash your hair everyday. But recently I went 10 weeks without a haircut . . . the longest between haircuts since 1981, before I went to boot camp. Over my 31 year career in the Marines, I estimate I got over 1500 haircuts, even including time in combat environments.

    Even after I retired, I religiously scored a haircut every 2 weeks (cutting my annual haircut budget in half :) ). So 10 weeks was starting to freak me out, I hate hair on my neck now. Plus, it made me look old as hell. Also, conserving razor blades, I would normally only shave once a week or so. Yesterday I looked like I was 75, but with a haircut yesterday, and a clean shave today, I look like my normal 35 again. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Life is good, and how was your day?
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  • Day38

    Bahrain

    April 22, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Bahrain. Noch ein Land, das ich 2019 auf dem Weg nach Indien besucht hatte. Muss man? Nicht wirklich.
    Ich war am Morgen im Nationalmuseum, im alten Fort, der großen Moschee und dann landet man auch schon im Shopping Center. Es hat noch ein paar tolle moderne Gebäude.
    Das Resort war fast leer, Ende Januar ist es dort auch gar nicht so warm.
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  • Day158

    Recap of the Last Month

    March 15, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    As you can see on the photo, one month ago we were flying up from Australia to Kathmandu, Nepal. Was everything I expected it to be. Then on to Dhaka, Bangladesh, which was not what I was expecting. Then over to Muscat, Oman, and did not know what to expect. Then we had 5 days on Cyprus, followed by a week in Athens, Greece to see the Acropolis / Parthenon, and then 4 days in Zagreb, Croatia. Finally 5 days in Cairo, Egypt to see the Pyramids. Now in Bahrain, where I got tested (results = Negative) for COVID-19 upon arrival. Not sure what is next, playing it by ear.Read more

  • Day7

    Bahrain

    January 29, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Das Königreich Bahrain ist der einzige Inselstaat Arabiens. Mit rund 711 Quadratkilometern Fläche ist der Archipel mit seinen 33 Inseln nicht einmal so groß wie der Stadtstaat Hamburg. Die Hauptinsel Bahrain misst in der Länge 48 und in der Breite 16 Kilometer. Sie hat eine Fläche von rund 586 Quadratkilometern und ist seit 1986 über eine 25 Kilometer lange Brücke, den King Fahad Causeway, mit Saudi Arabien verbunden. Bahrain liegt östlich von Saudi Arabien im Arabischen Golf. Die Entfernung zu Qatar beträgt rund 35 Kilometer Luftlinie. Im Nordosten liegt die Landeshauptstadt Manama mit etwa 148.000 Einwohnern und dem Hafen Mina Salman im Süden der Hauptstadt. Insgesamt leben auf den Inseln etwa 1 Million Menschen..Read more

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Capital Governorate, Manama, محافظة العاصمة