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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During our guests holiday in Oman we paid a nice visit into Sur, near Oman’s eastern tip.
Fortifications of Sur Oman
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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
This time next year I should be on board the MS Island Sky for a wonderful cruise from Salalah along Oman’s coast and on up to Sir bani Yas in Abu Dhabi – plenty of subjects for talks.
Its 10 year since I lectured on board the Shearwater when it undertook Nobel Caledonia’s first Gulf Cruise in 2000 – we ventured from Muscat up to Bahrain .
Shearwater in Musandam
Cruising in the Gulf has become more popular since then – warm winter sun might be a factor! But the Island Sky will go where other ships cannot reach and add in spectacular scenery, extraordinary birdlife along the coast, the historical monuments in Oman and of course the fabulous Omani’s themselves and it should again be a journey to remember.
Posted in OMAN, Salalah, Muscat, Birds in Oman, Culture, People, Sea, Musandam
Tagged OMAN, Muscat, Salalah, Sur, Cruise, Ras al Khaimah, Mirbat, Dubai, Island Sky, Noble Caledonia, noble caledonia cruises
Amadea off Sur
Sur in Oman had probably its largest visitor ever – the Cruise Ship Amadea . So big it wasn’t possible to berth – it needed to anchor outside Sur and using lighters ferries passengers into the fishing port. It was great the sea wasn’t rough.
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Tagged Amadea, OMAN, Sur