Driving back from Salalah to Muscat along the main road is usually a tedious journey; this time it was quite eventful. The static on the radio announced the storm well before it appeared.
Broken Electricity Poles near Nizwa
Ferocious winds and heavy rain swept over the landscape near Nizwa and snapped
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Driving south to Salalah from Muscat I enjoyed seeing some of the Birds of Dhofar.
Bruces Green Pigeon Salalah
Several pairs of Red Billed Tropic Birds and a flock of
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With cloud cover increasing over the Dhofar coast of Oman I took time to trek through the barren landscape of Dhofar, not on the coast but in the barren mountains towards the desert.
Frankincense Tree Najd Dhofar
Here we passed Frankincense trees rustling in the wind and occasional Fan Tailed Ravens but little else of substance.
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A very slow 6 hour drive through a wadi at an average speed of 10km an hour brought me into Thumrait in southern Oman where I met Daisuke Nakanishi.
He had just cycled into Thumrait from Yemen
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A new museum space has opened as part of the Land of Frankincense Museum.
Maritime Museum Al Baleed
The focus of this new opening is Oman’s maritime heritage and with the existing history hall, they create the nicest Museum in Oman. The museum also has
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Mid-month I drove down to Salalah from Muscat and back. Stopping at the Oryx reserve at Jaluni I was amazed that,
like camels, the Oryx are born during the heat
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In early May, I drove down to Salalah to seek out Nature in Dhofar and camped overnight
Rub Al Khali Dawn
on the edge of the Empty Quarter desert.
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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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