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We are out of the Persian Gulf, back through the Straits of Hormuz, and currently in the Gulf of Oman. Our course is southeast. The sea is as smooth as glass. There are 3 sea days until we reach our next port of call. It is time to relax. I think we have mastered that aspect very well. At noon today there was a bar-b-que on the pool deck. Boy, what a feast it was. We still have Happy Hour and and another formal evening to get through before this day is ...
... effectively over charged us. Despite this we had a wonderful day. The souk was like a rabbit warren. Lots of pashminas, local swords, silver and gold jewellery and clothes. A colourful and fascinating market. By the time we had wandered around it we were hot and tired and just wanted a long cold drink followed by a swim. I loved Muscat. It was very hot and dusty but a warm, colourful and fascinating place. So different to Dubai. I really enjoyed our visit ...
... advisory to the Sultan we visited the old royal palace, now the state palace here HM receives foreign dignitaries, and wastes large amounts of water on his garden. We stopped at a small cafe for a simple lunch of tea, juice and chicken wraps then drove on to a Bedouin village. the guide's friend wasn't in evidence but there were lots of goats, women sewing in the shade and a BMW in one drive way. On the way bak to the ship we saw some of ...
... souq where people came to buy things - particularly if they were getting married. However, really all it was were a few lanes of touristy souvenir shops selling exactly the same things that are sold in markets in Istanbul (lamp shades, plates and bowls), India (scarves, shoes, spices stuffed camels and decorations) and Dubai (ornamental and souvenirs oil lamps). The only 'different' things I spotted were the hats which are worn by men (a kuma). So it wasn't all that exciting. What ...
... They were wearing traditional clothes of the region. They had their 5 children (maximum now allowed in Oman) with them.
The palace was vast with immaculate gardens and marble everywhere. Talking of immaculate, there is not a sign of any litter and no graffiti anywhere in Muscat.
All in all a great day, enhanced by the warmness of the Omani people.
Early night tonight (before 11:00pm) as we are visiting Fujairah tomorrow.
Bye for now
Sue and ...