forays which can be of many hours
are undertaken in a cyclic pattern from Suwad, the same area is seldom
fished two days in a row. The pattern would seem to be anticlockwise
from a starting leg parallel to the Qatar shore to the east. The
starting leg moves westward each day along well established routes. The
distances covered are often immense, forays of well over seventy
kilometres have been recorded regularly. Flights may well start in one
direction but the return could be from the opposite direction.