Guests at the Al Aqah resorts said that Wednesday was a rough day at sea with waves crashing onto the beaches, particularly at high tide.
This turbulence helped to break up the long band of oil and may have been a blessing to the many hotel staff who were on the beaches and in the sea attempting to disperse the oil.
On Wednesday morning there were many hotel workers armed with brooms and shovels seeking to clean the washed up oil from the sand. Despite their good efforts there was still much oil in evidence on the beach.
One hotel guest who ventured along the beach said the smell of oil was still in the air and the waves had a ‘creamy top’ to them.
The roughness of the waves not the oil was the primary cause of the curtailing of many water activities yesterday.
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Images: Views of the Al Aqah beach on Wednesday (25 May 2011) and those who were part of the cleaning brigade.