We went south to Ras Al Hadd to see the turtles nest and to watch the newly hatched baby turtles crawl to the sea. Once again, we had our wonderful guide Khalfran. It is an overnight adventure with limited accommodation options. We stayed at the Ras Al Hadd Hotel, the first place on our adventure I really would NOT recommend. Sleeping in tents with the camels would have been an improvement.
Sadly, there were no turtles, but Khalfran found lots of other wonderful things to show us along the way South and then again on the drive back up to Muscat.
This was a massive sink hole. We climbed down the steps and dipped our feet in the water. It really was this stunning color.
We stopped at a Dhow shipyard and watched master craftsman at work hand building traditional Omani Dhows. These ships are custom ordered from Sheiks and others of influence and will take up to five years to complete.
Where the Omani Sea and the Indian Ocean meet the water was so crystal clear we could look down and see fish.
After having the traditional dates and Bedouin coffee in a tent, Sarah had a ride on a camel in the desert (I had permission to photo the women guiding the camel.)
Getting up and down on the camel can be quite a bit challenging as Melissa learns here.
Next stop after Oman is Dubai, UAE.
All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012
Travel Counter: We are in week 5 of our 250 day overseas adventure.
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