The view from our hotel room. It was drizzling with low cloud, which after Dubai was a treat.
Taqah Castle which dates back to the 19th century has recently been fully renovated.
Taqah Castle - interior courtyard
On the battlements at Taqah Castle
The sign says "Camels" and it does not lie.
At last, someone finally made the coffee cup of my dreams.
Folkloric dance group
The young guys toss the rifles (usually just the stocks) into the air like baton twirlers.
Khor Rori. It used to be the main port for the frankinsence trade and is the site of the ruined city of Samhuram. According to legend, the Queen of Sheba had a palace here. Excavations have produced evidence of an ancient city with trade links by sea to the far east and Greece.
One of those "life doesn't get much better than this" moments at Khor Rori.
Camels at Khor Rori in Salalah.
The harbour at Mirbat.
The greeness of Wadi Dharbat even rivalled New Zealand, and that's a big call!
Bin Ali's tomb. Mohamed Bin Ali was a revered teacher and sage who died in 1135AD. His tomb, though small, is considered by those who know about such things to be a fine example of medieval Arabic architecture.
Interior of Bin Ali's tomb.
Back street in Salalah town leading into the incense souq.
Rush hour in Salalah.
Birthday girl at Muqsayal.
One of the Muqsayl blowholes
A grid has been put over the blowhole and the locals...and others...stand on it and the water powers up through it.
Clouds, rain, mad surf, its just like home.
Local family watching the waves
Muqsayl blowhole. The sea crashes into the cavern under the cliff and is forced up through the blowholes. The noise is deafening and the whole effect is spectacular.