Visiting the extremities of Oman is something I enjoy, for both Musandam and Dhofar have unique scenery and culture.
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.
Our trip was in search of honey
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The Historical Association organised a great day for members away from Muscat including Al Hazm Fort Oman.
Al Hazm Fort Interior
Our first stop was at
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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.
Hoota Cave Train
The cave is
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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
The group was booked with me by ACE Study tours near Cambridge England. We travelled in
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Christmas comes but once a year and busy Father Christmas has a lot of ground to cover.
Father Christmas watches a Magician in Muscat
Here he is
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Tonny Holsbergen’s exhibition of her paintings was held in Muscat, helping publicise her book ‘Faces of Oman’.
Dutch Ambassador and Tonny Holsbergen
The Dutch ambassador
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Muscat is to have a new Museum, just off the Corniche.
Bait Al Baranda Exterior
Bait Al Baranda is a
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Muscat had torrential rain today causing, as usual in a desert country, instant floods and a sharp drop in temperature.
A small water cascade in Muscat after rain
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The road from Thumrayt into Al Mazyunah leads into the northeast desert of the Hadramawt in Yemen and my destination Seyoun, which I decided would be a great centre for visiting the Hadramawt.
The Centre of Sayoun in Yemen
Rimah some halfway
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