We are enjoying our short visit here in Oman. We are departing for Aden Yemen in 2 days. We have joined a convoy that will transverse the infamous "Pirate Alley". Between provisioning, fueling, and repairs we have done a few side trips. Yesterday we headed to "Jobs Tomb" up in the hills about an hours drive. We also stopped by the tomb of Mary's father, Jesus's grandfather. It was 41 ft long & covered in granite & housed in a building next to the Mosque in downtown Salalah. Amazing really. This area is just steeped in history. The Al Balid Archaeological Park & Museum had a fabulous Maritime exhibit that was extraordinarily fascinating.
Today we drove west along the coast to some very remote areas. One of our stops was to see the Bufadora's. There were quite a few blow holes but since the swell was down, the spray didn't come blowing us off of the grates. The sound was impressive though!! The drive passed through some beautiful (Grand Canyon like) areas. There were camels everywhere.
Sometimes we had to stop because they were standing in the middle of the road. The beaches were totally isolated and very beautiful. It was warm and we found a small overhanging rock cave like area on the beach. It was cool inside on the shady sand. We watched 2 turtles in the surf just in front of us.We soon fell asleep listening to the surf just feet away.