Roadside treasure trove on the way into Muscat.
Roundabout in Muscat
Roundabout on the road to Muscat
Looking towards the Oman Dive Centre on the road to the hotel.
"Madame" and her loud American friend in the car park outside the hotel.
The "Lazy River" at Barr al Jissah where you sit in an inflatable ring and let the current take you round.
Gardens at the hotel.
View over the hotel swimming pool and out to sea. We stayed in the building on the left.
The lazy river and out to sea.
Pool towards the hotel.
Beach at Barr al Jissah
The beach at Barr al Jissah looking towards the headland.
The captain of the "Iris Moana" hahahaha! Sorry that's only funny for people who remember the old Waiheke Island ferries, the Iris Moana (Iris Moan) and the Baroona.....
"To New Zealand and beyond..........."
The beach looking back past the hotel into the hills
The omlette lady at the hotel, a hard job to do as she would have been fasting.
An iftar tent at Barr al Jissah. A year ago I would have thought this was a bit garish, but now I look at the iftar tents and think "Excellent, now where's the shisha?"
Entrance to Mutrah Souq in Muscat. Two years ago it was all dust paths inside the souq but now there are paved walkways. They still sell old rifles, khanjars galore and more pashminas than anyone could ever want.
Night view of Sultan Qaboos' palace in Muscat
More of Sultan Qaboos' palace, note the anti aircraft gun.
Castle on the harbour at Muscat
The main road south, Muscat style.
"All mod cons" Yitti-style.
Here we are, out the back of beyond in Oman and there's Eminem graffitti.
"Madame" goes off-road.
Who's a pretty baby then???