Bedouin and Horses on a trip in the Wahiba Sands

Driving through the Wahiba Sands in the afternoon I passed this group

Horses in the Desert
Horses in the Desert

of horses with Continue reading “Bedouin and Horses on a trip in the Wahiba Sands”

Oman’s Weather Forecast 29 April looks intense

Have a look at this screen grab from the BBC of the weather

Weather Forecast Monday 29 April
Weather Forecast Monday 29 April

to come in Muscat and northern Oman. The rain Muscat and northern Oman has been having will probably peak on Monday 29th April.

Rainy Muscat brings cooler weather just in time for the weekend

Thunder and lightning worked its way around Muscat

Muscat Gate on a rainy morning
Muscat Gate on a rainy morning

just before Continue reading “Rainy Muscat brings cooler weather just in time for the weekend”

Philippa Treadwell who died on Friday 19th April 2013

Philippa Treadwell who lived in Oman from 1975-79, died in England on Friday 19thApril 2013 after a very short hospital stay.

Philippa Treadwell
Philippa Treadwell

Philippa was bor Continue reading “Philippa Treadwell who died on Friday 19th April 2013”

Red Bull soapbox race in Muscat

With the thermometer hitting 45c in Ruwi and not much lower in Bowsher it was time for the Red Bull soapbox race.

Red Bull soapbox race
Red Bull soapbox race

We arrived Continue reading “Red Bull soapbox race in Muscat”

Victor the buggy in Muscat from Salalah

Tucked away under the shade of my breakfast source, Lulu in Darsait, I saw this well travelled car. Well travelled not just from Salalah, where I photoed it last week, to Muscat – but after 6 years on the road it has the most kilometres of any non production car.

Elayne in Victor the Travel Bug in Salalah
Elayne in Victor the Travel Bug in Salalah

Victor the buggy is a hand made gem, with a Continue reading “Victor the buggy in Muscat from Salalah”

Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of Merge FM 104.8 invited me into his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.

Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM
Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM

How he manages to juggle all the controls at his desk and Continue reading “Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’”

Arab Horses in Oman looking splendid before an event.

One of my favourite images are of Oman’s Arab Horses decked out in traditional silver.  Marco Polo wrote about them in his book ‘The Travels’ –  “and the merchants take a great number of Arab horses to that market (of India from Al Balid)”

Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’
Arab Horses from the book ‘Walking Through History’

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Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night

Driving around Hamriyah Roundabout in Ruwi it seems a large pack, of large dogs, has taken over the place.

Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout
Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout

They certainly Continue reading “The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night”

Bradley Wiggins on Oman’s Muttrah Corniche preparing for the summer ahead.

On the last day of the Tour of Oman Bike Race I went to Muttrah’s Corniche and saw Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE

Bradley Wiggens in Oman
Bradley Wiggens in Oman

– flash past Continue reading “Bradley Wiggins on Oman’s Muttrah Corniche preparing for the summer ahead.”

Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5 through Ruwi

Today the Tour of Oman sped past my flat.

Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5
Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5

Here is the Continue reading “Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5 through Ruwi”