View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cyclone Gonu Still Full of Bluster

The wind that was coming from a northerly direction (parallel with the coast) was extremely blustery this afternoon and the waves seemed higher than they had been over the last few days.

By 2.00pm Thursday waves were reaching the top of the Fujairah beach but there was a surprising absence of people around to watch and work.

Gulshan (pictured) is from Pakistan and has lived on the Fujairah beach for several years, working as a caretaker of one of the homes near to the beach. He has spent a considerable amount of his last few days picking up debris and hosing the sand and salt spray, off the paths and house. By 2.00pm this afternoon it was another waiting game.

Images: Water approaching the top of the Fujairah Beach; Gulshan, waiting and hoping. Note the railing on the wall that was wrenched off by yesterday's waves.