Purple Island Revisited

Revisited Purple Island on 22 Dec 2012 for a family field trip of Association of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers (IATMI) Chapter Qatar. As a trip leader, I had 19 cars in tow in the foggy morning that turned out to become a slightly hot day. Nevertheless, it was still an interesting trip. And as always the most interesting part was while crossing the first two water breaches. Two kids were perfectly wetted due to slippage during the crossing 🙂

With us was one geologist who happy enough to share his knowledge on rock formation. Interesting!

We also had a small clean-up drive; collecting rubbish dumped by irresponsible people. We found usual and interesting items: from energy drink cans, plastic bottles, plastic bags, instant noodle cup to – I’m sorry – co***m. Fiuuhh.

Some pictures from the visit below.

See old post here including Directions how to get there.

The start of the causeway
The start of the causeway
Migrating bird on transit in Purple Island
Migrating bird on transit in Purple Island
Mangrove in Purple Island
Mangrove in Purple Island
Crossing the breach is always fun
Crossing the breach is always fun
Crossing the breach
Crossing the breach
Halopeplis perfoliata
Halopeplis perfoliata

 

Glossonema varians
Glossonema varians
Fathan interested in this insect mound
Fathan interested in this insect mound
Faiq and Fathan climbed up the hill
Faiq and Fathan climbed up the hill
This portion of the island is full of seasnail shells - source of ancient purple dye
This portion of the island is full of seasnail shells – source of ancient purple dye
Seasnails fossil in the making
Seasnails fossil in the making
Area as seen from one of the hills
Area as seen from one of the hills
Clean-up drive
Clean-up drive
Mangrove is well-known for fish breeding spots
Mangrove is well-known for fish breeding spots

 

Al Khor Community as seen from the island
Al Khor Community as seen from the island
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