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... the Black Pearl so I went back inside to rejoin Martin. I told him we were at risk of imminent attack by a small speedboat, but he just carried on reading. For the record we weren't stopped, boarded or molested by any other vessels. If it wasn't for the fact that there have been some well publicised cases and that people have been hurt we might be inclined to believe the risk factor had been exaggerated to provide some extra on board ...
... cancelled two ports of call so we will be staying in Israel for two nights and adding in Tunisia. Never liked the Egyptians anyway but not sure it's that much safer in Israel. Went ashore in Salalah in Oman today on a tour which was nice to just sit back with everything organised and then came back to the ship and had a drink and ready to set sail. We are at sea now for 5 days so bye for ...
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Salalah or as they say in Oman صلالة; 206; is the capital and seat of the governor or Wali. ‘Where’s Wali?’ I hear you say!! Wali is part of the southern Omani province of Dhofar.
Salalah is the second largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, and the largest city in the Dhofar Provence. Salalah is the birthplace of the Sultan Qaboos bin ...
... with many large herds in places.
The first half of the tour there was a distinct absence of women, we only saw groups of men gathering under the shade of trees, sitting on the ground talking.
We visited some ancient ruins dating back to 4th century BC, where they used to store and trade the frankincense. Also a visit to Taraq castle, with how the king used to live. The prophet Job's tomb was also on the tour.
We stopped ...
... of two harbor tugs was required to maneuver her into the quay. The crew did a great job.
At dinner I has handed a copy of book from the ships library by Lee Child and was told that it was his best and that I should read it before we made our next port. The title? A Jack Reacher novel; “A Wanted Man”. So I guess I had better get busy!!!
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