Travel Blogs from Bahla'
Well here I am (almost) on top of Jebel Shams, Oman's highest peak at 3005m (250 km from Muscat). It was cool but not freezing in my comfortable Arabian tent. And they have WiFi!
The last 2 days have been spent in the valleys, wadis & mountains of the Western Hajar range.
Have crawled all over mudbrick forts, ...
... br> Modern HQ roads led me swiftly into the interior....stony wadis between dry, dry mountains....even bigger & more severe ridges behind....
Well sign posted for the most part....only took a few wrong turns before reaching Nizwa, the unofficial capital of the Jebel, by around 10:30am. This is the principal city of the interior & has played a key role in Omani history for over a thousand years.. It is where the imams of the interior had their capital quite independent ...
... seemed to like swimming in water! Argh… Towards the end of the canyon, we ended up having to swim through washed up walls and muddy water, so I tried not to look at any creature floating!
1er novembre : Snake Canyon
Le Snake Canyon réel aurait pris 4 ou 5h pour le terminer, des cordes et un autre groupe pour revenir à la case départ en voiture, donc nous sommes allés au petit Snake ...
... and into the canyon to see it. A village literally cut off from the rest of the world if it rains and the stream overflows.
30 octobre: Jabal Shams et Grand Canyon
Route folle vers le haut de la montagne "Jabal Shams", qui se trouve être la plus grande à Oman ... nous n'avons pas marché jusqu'au sommet ... mais avons campé en haut du plateau sauvage, où les chèvres et ...
Woke up with the sun rise at the small hill, it was a good piece of
sleep this night. Quickly we drove off up to the mountains for some gravel driving,
yeaaahh!! Anna didn’t know at this point
what was ahead. Up in the mountains of Jebel Shams heading for Jebel Shams
Canyon. On our way we stopped to have breakfast/lunch at a place high up in the
mountains. Anna started to feed the goats with fresh grass while I was lying on