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Change in the Weather

At 0700 this morning, it is only 81°F / 27°C. What a change! No steamed up windows, the humidity is also down.

I love October in Kuwait, when the temperatures swing dramatically into the comfortable zone, and we can even start eating outside at night. We are yearning to go back to the Souk Mubarakiyya after church on Fridays, or on a relaxed Saturday night. Or Paul’s in the Fehaheel Al Kout Mall, out by the fountains. For six months, Kuwait is a delightful place to be. While my fellow Americans – or at least those not stationed in Kuwait or Iraq or Qatar – are slogging their way through the rain and wind and snow, we are basking in a sweet mostly-warm climate, our reward for the brutality of the summers here.

Although – there ARE people who love the heat! I even notice that I am not so uncomfortable in the summers as I once was. Unless it is humid, I don’t even break a sweat when I am out, or else it is so hot that it is just evaporating off me and I don’t even know it.

Yesterday, when I got up, it was too late to catch the sunrise, but what I did catch was lovely – a whole fleet of boats out fishing. Thanks to Enviro Girl telling me about the enhanced zoom capability on my camera, I was able to get some fairly clear shots, even at a distance:

Here, they’re hauling in something for dinner!


(Or maybe they are just hauling in the anchor. 🙂

If you want to see all the photos from the Souk Mubarakiyya, just do a search in the search box to the right and it will show you all the articles and photos I have taken there.

September 21, 2008 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Food, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Weather

2 Comments »

  1. You’re right… Many people (mainly Kuwaitis) forget that we have great weather for half the year. I do however miss seeing the seasons: falling leaves, snow etc. but I too can’t wait for October and taking the children for our walks.

    Nice pics 🙂

    Comment by Bu Yousef | September 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. Ohh. . . WALKING! Won’t it be wonderful? I actually see people now, walking at night in Mishref and along the Corniche! AdventureMan and I are yearning for it to be cool enough to hit the Friday Market and the Mubarakiyya Souks.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 23, 2008 | Reply


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