We had a look at some old bronze age burial tombs close to Oman’s “Jebel Misht”, one of Arabia’s most imposing peaks (2090m) where one side presents a 1000 meter vertical drop, famous for climbing. Impressive scenery! It made me think of the incredible film “Free Solo” where Alex Honnold climes El Capitan. Go and see it!
Left: Tho old city of Al Hamra. At the back you see Oman’s highest peak, Jabal Shams at 3028m.
At dusk that evening Marijke and Laura decided to climb another 20 km while we stopped and had a peaceful camp with the local goats. A few days later we drove up the same road (very hard and steep climb!) and heard they had only made another 7 or 8 kilometers so hopefully they found a place to sleep.
We liked the doors in the old village. Here just a few examples