|My new address in Baysh Village about 100 km north of the Yemen border in South Western Saudi Arabia.|
Well, I've arrived. The first week of January 2016 has found me on a 38 hour plane ride chasing the night sky from Calgary to Dubai and onto the village of Baysh in south western Saudi Arabia where I am employed as an EHS Manager at a Titanium smelter.
It was an uneventful series of flights and aside from leaving in a blizzard (my flight from Castlegar was cancelled due to a snow storm; my son Tyler drove me to Calgary), there was nothing that remarkable about getting here.
My new accommodations:
|Gated apartment compound in a rural area alongside a busy highway.|
|Cold water but it works!|
|My fridge and two burner hot plate.|
I can sit on the toilet and shower at the same time!
The drive from Jizan to Baysh took about an hour and was a bit of a white knuckle ride, the traffic being fast and the painted lines, when you can even see them, serve only as a rough guide for which lane to use. Vehicles are often three or four abreast each way on the two lane highway I travelled today with many drivers zigging and zagging between and around other vehicles at dangerous speeds. Horns are honked liberally!