The Clipper Odyssey arrives into Muscat

Cruising into Mina Sultan Qaboos is always an experience, the harbour really looks great from the sea.

Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey
Muttrah from the Clipper Odyssey

Of course though enjoying the views it was also Continue reading “The Clipper Odyssey arrives into Muscat”

Sea and Sun in Musandam

Waking early enabled me to enjoy sunrise over Musandam as we entered Khasab on the Clipper Odyssey.

Bukha Fort Musandam
Bukha Fort Musandam

It was a treat to visit Continue reading “Sea and Sun in Musandam”

Museum of Islamic Arts Doha

We made our first stop of the morning in Doha at the Souq Waqif,

Souq al-Waqif Doha
Souq al-Waqif Doha

and with splendid Arabian Horses walking through the streets it Continue reading “Museum of Islamic Arts Doha”

Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas

The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .

John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas
John and the Clipper Odyssey off Sir bani Yas

I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”

The Falcon Hospital Abu Dhabi and tea at The Emirates Palace

It was very interesting to visit the Falcon Hospital

Falcon Pedicure
Falcon Pedicure

on the desert Continue reading “The Falcon Hospital Abu Dhabi and tea at The Emirates Palace”

Joining the Clipper Odyssey in Dubai at the start of the ‘Sands of Time’ cruise

I arrived in Dubai to join the small cruise ship ‘Clipper Odyssey’ on which I would give lectures about this region to the passengers along with Allan Langdale and Gary Wintz .

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Remarkably Zegrahm’s (who had organised the Clipper Odyssey) Continue reading “Joining the Clipper Odyssey in Dubai at the start of the ‘Sands of Time’ cruise”