At Bat - Cathy heading off to look at one of the tombs.
Built around 5,000 years ago as communal/clan tombs, this is the interior of one of the tombs.
Camels at Bat
The tombs at Al Ayn with Jebel Misch looming in the background.
More tombs but this time at Al Ayn. These are far better preserved than those at Bat.
View between tombs looking towards Jebel Misch.
Al Ayn tombs
Three Kiwis at Al Ayn in Oman.
Two Kiwis and one Aussie...ditto
Carolynn and Stan walking down from the tombs at Al Ayn.
Amazing land formations just out of Al Ayn.
Anyone who's ever gone to Mizfat has taken this photo of the water pots hanging in the window.
At Mizfat al Aybreen - a village which clings precariously to the cliff face.
The falaj (chanel) system which carries water around the village and to the hillside fields where crops are grown. While it is now lined with concrete the system has been working for nearly a thousand years.
Mizfat - looking in towards the entrance to the mosque
Mizfat - looking along the falaj (irrigation system)
A novel way of keeping a date palm upright.
Door to one of the houses at Mizfat
Mizfat. You want a window? You just knock at hole in the wall and there you go......... Cathy, Stan and Colin in the foreground.
Looking up to one of the houses with a beautiful bourganvillea in the foreground.
Outside Nizwa fort
Pottery shop at the Nizwa souq
Water pots. We bought some at Bahla in the pottery and they now hang by the front door.
Inside the fruit and vege souq at Nizwa