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August 21, Drive to the East peninsula.
We may as well enjoy our holidays with a side trip... Lance wanted to go to the other side of the peninsula to see what is there, so we took our stuff and our new cooler + our new maps and we were on our way this morning ...
You said that this place is "dry"?? Here, it is more than the drought with which people must learn to live ... there are rocks and pebbles that tumble down mountains that ...
... agricultural plots fed by natural spring waters. It still amazing to me that life springs right out of the ground around water in such harsh environments. Pretty cool how resilient man can be when we want to be.
Finally we entered the Emirate of Fujairah on the east coast of the Emirates right on the Indian Ocean. Although Fujairah has no oil, it has the largest refinery and a large port for the exporting of the oil from ...
... 8211; or very little anyway. So went down to customer services and they offered me another cabin – asked to see it first - wise move as it happens! Instead of my lovely mid ship cabin, they were offering one right at the back, last one in the line, with most of the balcony blocked by bits of ship! Restricted view wasn’t in it! I’d rather put up with the leaky bathroom! Told them it wasn’t the same quality and they said that was all they had. ...
... out to the "Friday Market", a street of a few dozen stores that seems to be surrounded by rugged mountains in the middle of nowhere. About half of the stores sold produce and we purchased a few fruits from Yemen (but to our dismay we were forced to throw them out later when we tried to get back onto the ship). A bunch of other stores sold Persian carpets. We bought some snacks before re-boarding the bus for our next stop.
Not too long ...
... only once or twice.'
"It's ok if you flip it tomorrow," John said. "Maybe tomorrow, but not today."
Moustaf laughed and took a hand off the wheel to give John a high five.
When we got to the bottom, he immediately asked us if we wanted to go again. We all sort of mumbled something halfway between a yes and a no.
"I don't really mind...I guess..." I said.
"She wants to go in," John cut in.
That settled it. Up we went ...