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Mystery Back Again

Several months ago I posted a photo of a . . . something . . . out in the Gulf. I can’t figure out what this is, what it is doing. It is a large sturdy raft with mechanical equipment. It is visited several times a day by a couple different serious looking modern fishing boats – maybe coast guard boats. I can’t really tell.

It may be a dredge, as it is in shallow water and has all those tubes connected to floats. Or it may have to do with fishing. I don’t see any sand coming up, nor do I see fish. This is a great mystery to me. (Idly musing . . . )


I keep hoping one of you will recognize it and tell me what it is. Otherwise, the comment section is open for idle speculation.


February 8, 2007 - Posted by | Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Uncategorized


  1. If I were you and this bothered me that much, I’d just take a boat and go out there and ask them myself! How can you sit still when something has been on your mind for months? LOL

    Comment by Elijah | February 10, 2007 | Reply

  2. Elijah – it drives me crazy. I figured if I posted it, maybe SOMEONE would know. I still think maybe dredging – see that yellow hook thing? And the line of things looks hollow, like maybe they suck stuff up. But I sure don’t know for sure. Loan me your kayak and I will paddle out and ask!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 11, 2007 | Reply

  3. Maybe they have discovered a under-sea buried treasure and they’re unearthing it while the rest of us are completely oblivious to its existence!

    The blasted thieves….

    *NOT amused*

    Comment by kinan | February 11, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hi Kinan, glad to “see” you back.

    Undersea treasure, huh? Maybe I should put on my pirate suit and go out and make them walk the plank?

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 11, 2007 | Reply

  5. Indeed you must! 😛

    Comment by kinan | February 13, 2007 | Reply

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