Kayaking the Al Thakira Mangroves

My kayaking adventure this weekend brought me to the northern coastal city of Al Khor. Here, I made my way to Al Thakira beach, my launching location to paddle the mangroves!

On my way into Al Khor, I passed  Al Bayt Stadium – one of 6 stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This stadium will look like a traditional Arabic tent!


The homes along the beach.


Al Thakira beach!


Ready to go!!!


And I’m off…!!!!  I’m headed for the trees across the water.


Into a mangrove path I go!



The water is murky with very little marine life.


Except crabs!  Little crab holes scatter the muddy banks like little apartment holes!


Can you see the crab?


View of the landscape from the water.  Not very inviting….. so I stayed in my kayak!!!



As I made my way back out of the mangrove path I entered, you can see the minarets where the muezzin calls Muslims to prayer!  Well, if you look closely you can see four of them!


Here is a video of what it sounds like when it is call to prayer time.  I always enjoy hearing this….the call is so peaceful!!  All the mosques basically call at the same time….it is so beautiful!

I paddled along, looking for another mangrove path to enter, but didn’t find one…


I forgot sunblock – so knowing an hour in, is an hour back – I turned around and headed back to the beach!  There is much more area to paddle and mangrove paths to discover!!  Next time!!

S, :))))


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Tish Millette says:

    Looks like amazing place to kayak 😊

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    1. It’s different….like paddling on another planet!! 🙂


  2. mama says:

    You find the most beautiful places to just relax. The call to prayer just adds a special bonus as you paddle along in your kayak. Sorry to say I could not find the crab 😦


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