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Today is my first day off work!  The photograph was taken from the Free Zone late Wednesday morning.  The dust seems to be gone this morning so I hope it will be a nice weekend for Kuwait.  As for me, I’m at the airport leaving for a break.

I will be off work for almost three weeks… the first break longer than two weeks in almost ten years.  Thank God for holidays.  I will spend some of this time in London.

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From 30,000 feet, a dust storm is rather beautiful.  That’s what we should do in fact: we should build stations high up where the weather is both cooler and dust-free. Just look at that blue sky!

Even dust seems to produce beauty:  I love the view above – taken from our cruising altitude.  Dubai wasn’t anywhere near as dusty as Kuwait – but it was a ‘yellow’ journey from start to finish.  Below are a few shots from the trip, starting with the airport, Dubai, the ‘World’ and Kuwait.  

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Two days ago I decided to catch up on some of the gardening.  The grass is overgrown, there are weeds everywhere and the trees need trimming.  At 1430, my car thermometer read 56.5°C !!  I decided to wait for it to “cool” down.  At midnight, it was still 40.5°C.  These were not official temperatures (car is in the sun and all that) but it put me off even attempting.

Yesterday’s excuse was a different one.  This huge cloud of fog/haze/dust landed on the city and suburbs.  Last night, on my drive back from Kuwait City, this was the scene at Fahaheel (an area 40km south of Kuwait).  The whole journey was the same and I saw at least three accidents.

I hope I don’t find another excuse tomorrow…

May Last Year

Many are talking about the dust like it’s a new thing!  This is Kuwait people! I keep hearing things like “This year is the worst ever” “This year’s dust is too fine” “Visibility is the worst it has ever been” “It will last until the end of the year”

It may have lasted a little longer this time – but it’s nothing new.  The photograph above was taken in May last year.  Believe it or not this is the junction of 30 with the First Ring Road so on a clear day all you’ll see is buildings about 100m from the highway sign.

Enjoy the lovely summer – oh and wear a mask.