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... it doesn't matter where you go as long as you have your loved ones with you. There are still so many kisses and laughs and nights and days and risks worth taking and road trips and books to read and poetry to write and pictures to take. you have to believe this “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
― EROL OZAN ...
... and come straight back aboard. The taxis have no meters and the prices aren't regulated and the prices being asked were pretty steep. We decided to achieve something productive, so off to the laundry we went, and the next hour or two was spent in productive, domestic bliss :0). Sadly it seems we made the right decision as other people who went solo either didn't see what they wanted, or weren't overly impressed by what they did see. We are ...
... horn from the bridge. Roisin and I looked over the side of the ship. A tug boat was busy trying to push a small cargo ship in to a berth that wasn’t obviously going to fit. The officer of the watch on the Lirica had seen the danger and was giving a warning blast. The message got through as the tug which then aided the cargo vessel out of the tight space and guided it to a berth further along the dock.
Bingo. A week in and until ...
... a hundred camels wandering around. They are valued for their milk (considered healthy), meat and use as beasts of burden. Local people LOVE the rainy season of summer when everything is lush and green. They enjoy going to the beach when it is cloudy and rainy, not when it is sunny!
Oman is famous for frankincense, which is dried sap from the frankincense tree. The Omani people burn it, use it as a basis for perfume and even chew or drink it it for ...
We were told by those in the know that because it was a Friday and this is a Muslim country, that nothing at all was going to be open. We would have had to get on a shuttle bus to the port gates and then hire an expensive taxi to take us into 'town' so we decided to stay on the ship. The port area is like a cement factory and is very dusty with huge cranes everywhere so it didn't inspire us.
I think about half the ship stayed ...
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