Masirah Island

a short hop from the mainland

We drove onto Masirah into total darkness and arrived into the hotel in time for dinner. The next morning the 60kilometer length of the island would be ours. Rock pools at low tide revealed frightened fish, while the sands occasionally showed elegant Cowrie shells. The white sands of the aptly named White Beach provide a place to swim off

White Beach Masirah
White Beach Masirah

and was where we came across a juvenile Egyptian Vulture too young to be concerned about a vast 4×4 car inching closer.

Egyptian Vulture Masirah
Egyptian Vulture Masirah

The only disappointment; a night-time walk along an endless beach didn’t stumble upon a nesting Loggerhead Turtle

Author: Tony Walsh

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

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