We were driving along Jeddah’s Corniche one day, which runs parallel to the shores of the Red Sea, and I saw this group of young men fishing. Most of them wear the traditional white dress that Saudi men wear, called thobe. The Red Sea is home to abundant marine life and it provides a bountiful food source for the countries that border it. Many of the kinds of fish that live in the warmer waters of the Red Sea are not found in other parts of the world. The Red Sea is a misleading sparkling blue color. There are several theories on how the Red Sea got its name. Some say that the name comes from the colorful coral and red colored blooms that grow in the sea. Others believe it comes from dashret, an old name for Egypt, which also borders the Red Sea. Dashret mean the red land. Still others feel that it has to do with red being the southern direction, and black being the northern direction according to the cardinal directions. My husband seems to think that these guys fishing like this aren’t going to catch much. He prefers to go out in a boat fare from the shore in the evenings and usually has very good results.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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