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Jabal Akhdar 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.

Reginald Victor
Reginald Victor

He is so enthusiastic about his subject and managed to include Continue reading “Jabal Akhdar Oman”

Omani Honey Hunt

Visiting the extremities of Oman is something I enjoy, for both Musandam and Dhofar have unique scenery and culture.

Jabal Samhan Honey Hunt
Jabal Samhan Honey Hunt

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.

Honey Feast
Honey Feast

Our trip was in search of honey Continue reading “Omani Honey Hunt”

Groups visiting Oman

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.

Dr Hunter and Ace Study Tours Groups visiting Oman
Dr Hunter and Ace Study Tours

The group was booked with me by ACE Study tours near Cambridge England. We travelled in Continue reading “Groups visiting Oman”

Travelling through southern Yemen

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.

The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen
The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen

We stopped in Rimah some half way Continue reading “Travelling through southern Yemen”