Ready to do business. The fish market at Al Hodaidah.
The harbour at Al Hodaidah, a bit dark but it gives you an idea of the number of boats there were.
Unloading the catch.
A young face at the market.
Young guys at the fish market laughing at their mate who was having his picture taken.
And he didn't look happy about it did he?
Another young face at the market.
One of many sharks in the market that day!
More young faces at the fish market.
Donkey carts at Al Hodaidah.
The Yemeni style of haystack.
Police checkpoint on the way out of Al Hodaidah.
Boy on a donkey. Just happy to have his photo taken and didn't want baksheesh for it either.
On the coastal plain of Yemen called the Tihama, people live in Africa style straw huts.
Looking down into the valley. Even inch of hillside has been terraced and used for agriculture.
Small village on the road to Al Khutayb
The shrine and the mosque at Al Hutayb are pilgrimage sites for Ismaili muslims. Ismailis are part of the Shi'ia branch of Islam.
The mosque at Al Hutayb
The mini-mosque at Al Hutayb
Colin at Al Hutayb. The shrine is to his right.
At Al Hutayb
The shrine at Al Hutayb. Beautiful silver doors.
Colin climbing up to the mini mosque. The extent of the terracing behind him is incredible. The terrace fields are planted with crops or qat.
The view down from the Al Hutayb mosque looking over to the shrine of the 16th century imam.
At the mosque with my mate Toufik.
There's a tea shop, well shed really, at t the entrance to the Al Hutayb shrine and mosque. Supplies for the tea shop come in by bike.
Local boys outside the roadside shed that sold sweet, hot Yemeni tea.