Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Private Boat Cruise to Kubbar Island

3rd couchsurfing out-of-town escapade
june 09, 2012 saturday

I was part of the first group who said "yes" to the CS invite but due to quick response during Monday meet-ups, my name was pulled-out on 1st 35 confirmed couchsurfers. I did not expected that but I guess it was my destiny. Surprisingly, one day before the event organizer called me if I'm still interested. Good thing there was 4 joiners backed-out and one of my friend there paid for 10KD (PhP1,540) contribution as I requested. So here it was, the third round to the circle of united nation gathering in this small country.

the port going to kubbar island

the captain of the ship

speed boat service to island

setting the tent on the kubbar island shore

communication tower and watch tower, island's famous landmark

Kubbar island is a sandy island of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf, covered with shrub. It is located roughly 30 kilometers off the southern coast of Kuwait and 29 kilometres off the coast of Failaka. The island is nearly circular, with a diameter of 370 to 380 meters, corresponding to an area of about 11 ha. It is sandy, with low coasts and sparsely vegetated. The island is inhabited by various forms of wildlife. Around six Iraqi soldiers killed in the Gulf War of 1991 lie buried on the island. Their graves are marked discreetly, in the Islamic manner. Kubbar is surrounded by coral reefs and is therefore popular with scuba divers.

stone podium in the center of the island

kubbar island inhabitant

kubbar island inhabitant

kubbar island inhabitant

hired private boat cruising the persian gulf

party inside the boat


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