We got back on the road and drove out of Sakhir back to Sitra. Can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the last time we were in Al Dar for an overnight camping trip with the Thursday Group. Antagal na rin pala. 🙂
Ameer dropped us off at the Sitra Fishermen’s Port where Al Dar‘s office and island transfer service are located. We’d just call him later for our pick up time going home.
The port looked the same as before, full of those interestingly designed dhow (wooden) fishing boats. The difference that I noticed was that there were fewer people around compared to last time. Maybe because it was Eid. Today’s a regular Friday. 🙂
We went inside Al Dar‘s office and presented our voucher which entitled us Buy 1, Take 1 Free on Island Entry. Island entrance fee with return transfers is @ BD 5/pax. We paid an additional BD 5/- for a shaded cottage at Al Dar North.
We initially inquired for camping overnight at the island (we brought our own tent & camping stuff), but the reception said a prior reservation/booking is required and said something about the island fully booked… Ok fine, day trip na lang muna ngayon. Next time therefore. 🙂
We presented our CPR IDs to the Coast Guard office at the port prior to getting on board our island transfer.
Al Dar seemed to be going under renovation so we proceeded to Al Dar North where the shaded cottages, double decker huts, chalets and a resto bar are located.
Wasted no time and plopped to our cottage’s bed. Dis is da life my fren, hehehehe….
It was almost noon and the sun was up with super clear skies… thanks to the cool breeze which just lulls you to zzzzz……
Buboy & I went to test the waters (anlamig pala brrrrr….). Hindi kaya ng powers ko kaya went back to the cottage. Mas trip kong manguha ng pictures… and sleep… hehehehe…
After taking pictures, I browsed thru a magazine (Time Out issues were complimentary from Al Dar’s office) until I fell asleep.
Woke up to a snack of Buffalo Wings and Nachos, yum! 🙂
After meriends, borlogs ulet, zzzzzz……
Woke up to the roaring sound of fishing boats’ running motors. Andami nila. Parang parada lang. 🙂
We stayed there until 5 pm, which was also the closing time for day trips. Sayang talaga, ready pa naman ako magcamping! 🙂
During the boat trip back to the port, we had a view of the lovely sunset. I attempted to take nice shots, but we were going too fast. Nag e-exhibition yata si Manong Boat Driver. Speed boat lang ang peg? Kaya patawad sa blurry sunset photos. Pero ang ganda pramis. 🙂
So there’s my 29th birthday celebration. Simple lang. Hinde nagtravel out of the country. Hindi rin bumaha ng alkohol. Pero am very happy and grateful any way sya mai-celebrate.
I am thankful to the Lord for another year of life. Another year full of opportunities…
Father God, let me do everything according to Your will. Amen.