Archive | March 2013

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The Chains

Easter weekend meant that I had four days to play with, and having spent a day relaxing around Al Qurum Park and the beach, I felt the need to find a new wadi. North from Muscat lies Wadi Hawasinah, a short drive from the coastal road. The drive brings you closer back towards the mountain […]

Colours of Muscat

Oman is not all yellows, browns and greys of the sand and rock – there are splashes of colour everywhere in Muscat's Al Qurum Park.

After a Hard Day Fishing…

A short walk along Al Athaiba beach in Muscat brought home the feeling of family. A group of Omanis prepped to play their afternoon game of football on the sand, a father and son played cricket, and a family helped their father clean the fishing boat that had just been pulled back onto the shore. […]

The Mystery of Snake Canyon

Was it worth the wait? Hell yes! I'd wanted to go down Snake Canyon since first picking up the guide book over 18 months ago, even before I'd arrived in Oman. Another bonus was that to get there, we needed to go down Wadi Bani Awf once again, somewhere that I will never get bored […]

The Well Fortified Wadi Al Hawqayn

February bypassed me in Oman. We spent two weeks elsewhere in the middle of the month and then had a weekend after the holiday to recover (!), leaving us then in March! So, after a short Hiatus, I went back on the road. It had been a while since I'd explored anywhere new in the […]