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... last few days the plateau is rather tame
with 40 kph and below speed limits. I guess they're there for
guidance rather than observance!!! I finally reach Safa As Sahra. In
the distance there are some dramatic canyons in a land where drama
rules. Good old Miss Direction, she takes me in to some really hairy
roads. A few hamlets dot the heights but unfortunately the isn't a
centimetre on which I might ...
... Health and safety has
not caught on thankfully otherwise there would be no walk. I meet two
other couples otherwise I have the place all to myself. It is
The path is narrow
clambering over rocks and gently making its way downwards. I realize
how much I have descended on my way back! The course of the canyon
makes its way around bends and unfolds ever more dramatic vistas.
Finally I arrive at group of ...
... it's Eid I guess everbody will be making
the most of the last two days.
From our vantage
point in the village overlooking the plain below we spot a football
pitch and decide that's our campsite for the night. And so it is. As
we start to set up the tents the most fantastic thunderstorm
approaches further down the wadi. We got a few drops and welcomed it
like proper Omanis. Then another storm comes ...
... the pictures do the mountains justice. We spent about 1 1/2 in the car and the drive from Muscat to Nizwa was anything but boring! We saw goats, donkeys and camels. We saw beautiful homes...plunked in the middle of nothing, and forts, old, old, old forts! The fort in Nizwa was so cool and old! Lots of history in this part of the world. We also stopped in Bahla where there ...
... houses that is Misfah Old House, surrounded by date palms, bananas & papaya...and everywhere the sound of cascading water running down the falaj (the irrigation channels). I was formally welcomed by 5 staff (water, Omani coffee & more delicious local dates) then shown to my room (simple, small but adequate; on a corner so should catch whatever cross breeze is going; mat on floor). Went for an exploratory village walk as light fell.....wonderful twisting narrow ...