A relatively quiet Friday

The last couple of Fridays I have hightailed it out of town to explore the sights.  Seeing as last night was a late one and that we are going to Barracuda tomorrow, thought that today I would just go local. 

Drove down past the Burj Dubai which makes the Eureka Towers look puny.  The Burj is currently 630 metres high and I hear that it has a sway up the top of around 2 metres. 

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So headed off to Dubai Pivot Fields again this morning for a walk around (some nice Bank Mynahs, Silverbills and Yellow Wagtails around this time).  Afterwards, headed past the same long line of trucks to a marsh on the other side of the road.  Nothing there in the birds line except I got a bit too close to the waterline and managed to sink down to almost my knees.  Oops.  That ended the morning’s adventures.
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Came back to clean up, catch up with the fam and go for a swim in the rooftop pool (which is now as warmas a bath – yuck).  Late afternoon headed off to Al Safa Park which is a bit like Central Park.  Great to see lots of people out playing soccer and a few playing cricket.  Pied Mynah and Alexandrine Parakeet were good observations for the funny dude with the binoculars. 
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