Cyclone Gonu, in fact Super Cyclonic Storm Gonu, had its greatest impact in Muscat after dark on Wednesday. This also coincided with high tide in the Gulf of Oman near Muscat.
Some roads were badly Continue reading “Cyclone Gonu immediate impact”
Passing parallel to the coast of Muscat Oman around 13.00hrs on Wednesday 6th June Cyclone Gonu was vigorous and vast;
here NASA caught the Cyclone 2 days ago Continue reading “Cyclone Gono arrives off Oman”
In early May, I drove down to Salalah to seek out Nature in Dhofar and camped overnight
on the edge of the Empty Quarter desert.
Therefore, to urgently rectify my appearance the first stop in Salalah was, as usual Continue reading “Nature in Dhofar Oman”
The April heat of Muscat made it great to ascend to the cooler heights of Jabal Akhdar and join Professor Reginald Victor and Mrs Victor with the Environment Society of Oman on a visit to several areas that are included in his long-term study of the ecosystem of Jabal Akhdar.
He is so enthusiastic about his subject and managed to include Continue reading “Jabal Akhdar Oman”
Visiting the extremities of Oman is something I enjoy, for both Musandam and Dhofar have unique scenery and culture.
In Dhofar we were expertly guided along the slopes of the massive escarpment of Jabal Samhan. Following little used paths, we walked up the mountain slopes under good cloud cover that created ideal walking weather. Our route was along old camel tracks, perhaps originally used to transport frankincense from the valleys behind the escarpment. Wild animals also use these pathways we saw scat and spore showing the overnight journeys of animals.
Our trip was in search of honey Continue reading “Omani Honey Hunt”
The Historical Association organised a great day for members away from Muscat including Al Hazm Fort Oman.
Our first stop was at Continue reading “Visit to Al Hazm Fort and Bat”
Oman’s only train was the target of the Environment Society of Oman as we travelled to enjoy Hoota Cave and Bait Al Safah near Al Hamra.
The cave is Continue reading “Hoota Cave and Al Hamra”
I welcomed Groups visiting Oman around Christmas with the 2nd lead by Dr Erica Hunter of Cambridge and SOAS London Universities into a fresh and sometimes blustery Oman.
The group was booked with me by ACE Study tours near Cambridge England. We travelled in Continue reading “Groups visiting Oman”
Christmas comes but once a year and busy Father Christmas has a lot of ground to cover.
Here he is Continue reading “The Christmas Black Cat”
A Tonny Holsbergen exhibition of her paintings was held in Muscat, helping publicise her book ‘Faces of Oman’.
The Dutch ambassador Continue reading “Tonny Holsbergen exhibition”
Muscat is to have a new Museum, just off the Corniche.
Bait Al Baranda is a Continue reading “Bait Al Baranda Museum”
Muscat had torrential rain today causing, as usual in a desert country, instant floods and a sharp drop in temperature.
Fortunately Continue reading “Rain and floods”
The road from Thumrayt into Al Mazyunah leads into the northeast desert of Yemen and my destination Seyoun as I decided this was a great centre for visiting the Hadramawt.
We stopped in Rimah some half way Continue reading “Travelling through southern Yemen”