Omans shimmering mountains

are searched for a falaj

Somewhere underground is water – but in a parched landscape with a shimmering heat haze – where?

Falaj shafts and Mountains
Falaj shafts and Mountains

Over the stony landscape we searched and eventually found the start of one of the falajs of Oman; in the mountain slopes above the village it supplied.

Falaj Access Shafts, found after a hot search
Falaj Access Shafts, found after a hot search

Needless to say with a 45degree shade temperature – and no shade the heat was intense ; which made a selection of Oman’s fruits even more enjoyable when we got back into the village.

Omani Fruits Date Lime Fig and Coffee
Omani Fruits Date Lime Fig and Coffee

Author: Tony Walsh

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

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