A nice video and music of the Royal Oman Cavalry from the Diamond Jubilee in London
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I attended a conference on ‘Oman as a Gravitational Centre in the Global Flyway Network of Migratory Shorebirds’ . This highlighted the importance of Oman’s coast for migratory birds through Oman in general and shorebirds in particular. The mud flats at Barr Al Hikman where we recently visited with tourists are an internationally important place.
Jens talks about Eagle Migration
Jens Erikson was a key Continue reading
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Our guests who had booked a shore excursion of Muscat from the Brilliance of the Seas two day visit to Muscat were not alone as on the next quay the Costa Luminosa docked for a single day visit . We decided to leave a bit later than normal to visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque as we hoped that the crowds would have thinned a bit when we arrived.
Costa Luminosa with Brilliance of the Seas
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It was nice to watch the Oman Tattoo which is one of several large scale events for the 40th National Day in Oman.
Apart from the superb mass marching there was a night time parachute drop – and some of the parachutists managed to land on the bright spot.
Parachute descents for the Oman Tattoo
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It was so nice to get an invitation to the horse event that Sultan Qaboos had organized for Queen Elizabeth during her visit into Oman .
Horse Race for Queen Elizabeth in Oman
It was at the same small Royal Cavalry area in which Continue reading
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Tagged Akhal-Teke, horses, National Day, New Year, OMAN, Oman horse event, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth with Sultan Qaboos, Royal Ascot, Royal Oman Cavalry, Sultan Qaboos