The Central Coast of Oman is affected by the summer Monsoon and so as Muscat is now not only hot but also humid we took a few days to travel down the coast from Muscat.
Mid-summer in Oman is also peak nesting season for turtles and we were fortunate to see this Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) Continue reading
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Tagged Arabian Sea, Маскат, Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), Masirah, OMAN, Oman Holidays, Sea, Sooty Gulls (Ichthyaetus hemprichii), šventes, عمان
I last met Ross Dowling when he hosted a seminar for Oman’s Tour Guides – so it was really nice to meet up with him again – this time for a several day conference on GeoTourism.
Its hoped that the conference will Continue reading
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Tagged Arabian Sea, Desert, Dhofar, GeoTourism, Gulf of Oman, Jebel Akhdar, Masirah, Mountains, Muscat, OMAN, Oman GeoTourism Conference 2012, Oman Tour, Rub Al Khali, مسقط, عمان
Between Sur and Salalah Oman we spent a day and night at sea. It was a magical journey and for me the highlight of almost 2 weeks of memorable experiences. During the day we passed through a vast pod of Dolphin with Blue Footed Boobies joining them in feeding off fish and further away whales blew jets into the air after diving.
Dolphins from the Island Sky at Sea
At night as we sailed in complete darkness the stars dazzled Continue reading
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Tagged Arabian Sea, Cruise, Cruise Excursions, Dolphins, frankincense tree, Island Sky, Masirah, Noble Caledonia, Noble Caledonia's Island Sky, OMAN, Omans Frankincense Tree, Omans Prophet Job Tomb, Salalah, Sea, Sur, عمان
It looks as if its not only cruise ships that are coming into Oman from a long way away. Yesterday Pirates are off Oman about 150kms from Sur & Masirah Island – the last such indecent was over a year ago – better not swim a long way from the shore
In an extraordinarily close finish in the last leg of the last race on the last day (just as they won the Gulf Cup in Football – nail biting) Oman Sail’s Masirah has won the “iShares Cup Champions 2009” in Almeria, Spain.
Whats even more extraordinary is that this was their first season – hopefully more to come.
What a shame the America’s Cup isnt in Oman’s waters.