Desert Nights Camp
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Omani cocks start
crowing early. By 6 a.m. activity is afoot in the village. Two small
herds of goats are driven by two women into the surrounding hills. I
envy the progress they make snaking their way up the sides of the
steep hills. Cars head off to work and school. A lone young
fisherman, with net, heads for a nearby pool, mobile phone clamped to
his ear. He returns and hour later talking loudly on the mobile
without any fish.
Yesterday was awesome! We went into the mountains and got up to 2090 meters above sea level! It was so high, that Daisie's ears were so painful! Her ears wouldn't pop. The ice cream seemed to help a lot! We drove about an hour and a half out of Muscat to Jabel Shams. This area is known for the terrace gardens and old style villages. I loved the area because of the mountains! When we left home it was 29 degrees. We got to the mountain top and ...
... did the Balcony Walk. This skirts Wadi Gul, Grand Canyon of Arabia. Spectacularly deep with precipitous drops right the way round it made for a worthwhile trek along with the abandoned village of stone huts and a lake at the end. The second day in the Nizwa area we went up Green Mountain and saw Stage 5 of the Tour of Oman. We saw Froome, reigning TDF champ, win the climb finish by 20 sec. It was exciting being ...
... litter (and no stench of rotting trash); the roads are excellent and drivers obey traffic laws, making it a very drivable country; there is not a single motorbike or tuk-tuk or trishaw to be seen. I'll miss the exoticism of South and Southeast Asia, but won't deny that it feels good to be back in a country with some familiar comforts. (To be fair, Singapore has these in abundance, too.) And Oman is certainly still exotic--"a dazzling place I never knew."
Our time ...
... It was 38 according to my weather app, which also said -" feels like 51" ! It was so hot we decided to return to our air conditioned car and drive back to the resort where we had lunch and swam in all 3 of the pools - the long pool is the most comfortable for lying around - more shade, but the smaller serai pool has cooled water. In the evening we drove to The Corniche, had a stroll, but it was still incredibly hot, so had dinner in an Indian restaurant