12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Twelve

Its New Year and a fitting place to finish the 12 days in Oman to watch the SunRise

Green Turtle Oman at SunRise
Green Turtle Oman at SunRise

over the confluence of the Sea of Oman and Arabian Sea at Ras Al Jinz.

Green Turtle Sunrise Oman
Green Turtle Sunrise Oman

This is the first SunRise of the year in the Arab World. Its arrival is usually preceded by the return to the Sea by any Green Turtles on the beach after laying eggs.

Green Turtle Baby Oman
Green Turtle Baby Oman

With luck hatchlings will also make it into the waters ahead of their predators on land, helping the population’s survival.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4