10 November 2012


PS 167 The joy of being carefree as a little child flying a kite.

09 November 2012


PS166  What is going on inside her mind as she looks on the waves?

17 June 2012


PS165 A days catch from using fish net ready to be sold in the fish market.

16 June 2012


PS164 Found this wasp (either mud dauber or hornet) while taking a rest
after a tiring Badminton match in Shinas.

14 June 2012


Skywatch Friday: S5E49
PS163  Sunset taken near the Bull Fighting Arena in Al Hambar area.

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10 June 2012


PS162 A minaret of an old abandoned mosque in

08 June 2012


Skywatch Friday:  S5E48

PS161 Summer is evidently seen from the slowly drying trees in Shinas (a
city North of Sohar) under a clear, hot midday middle eastern sky.

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07 June 2012


Alphabe-Thursday: C for Community deserted place under a Cloudless sky.

PS160 For some reason, the community that lived here has moved to another
location leaving the place in an uninhabitable and sorry state.

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06 June 2012


ABC Wednesday: U is for unusable!

PS159 Overused pick-up trucks beyond their salvage value are neatly  parked 
near Shinas port.  These were used to pull fishing nets to the shore.

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05 June 2012


PS158 The biggest mosque in Shinas located near the port. 

While touring Shinas, i have learned that its port, which caters trips to the Musandam Region, is now open. It started operating a month ago and as part of its promotion, tickets were free (heard about it but too late already for me to avail of the free tickets). 

Below are some of the information i gathered when we went to check it out:


Travel Schedule:
From-To | ETD | ETA | Day
Shinas-Khasab | 7a | 10a | Saturday
Khasab-Shinas | 3p | 6p | Saturday
Shinas-Khasab | 2p | 5p | Wednesday
Khasab-Shinas | 4p | 7p | Friday

Fare for Adults:
Traveler Class | Round Trip | One Way
Tourist Class | RO 22 | RO 11
Business Class | RO 40 | RO 20
First Class | RO 60 | RO 30
NOTE: Fare for children is half that of the adult.

Freight rates for vehicles:
Bicycle - RO1
Motorcycle - RO3
Private sedan (Taxi) - RO8
Car 4W/14 bus passenger/Pick-up - RO12
Government car - RO15
Commercial vehicle - RO40
Bus/25-30 passengers/commercial truck - RO50

The above information may change without prior notice.

04 June 2012


PS157 From Hamed's garden in Shinas, a town north of Sohar.  This mango
tree and all the other trees in the garden are irrigated with deep well water
which underwent water treatment due to high saline content. 

03 June 2012


PS156 Rhodes grass cultivation is an option for farmers in Sohar because
it does not require much attention and care, just regular watering in the
morning and in the late afternoon.

02 June 2012


PS154 A classic piece of transportation that is environmentally friendly. 

01 June 2012


1 June 2012

Skywatch Friday: S5E47

PS154 A view of sunset and the sky at the mountain ranges of Sohar.

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31 May 2012


PS153 Taken at Elm Street which is near the southern most part of Sohar.

30 May 2012


ABC Wednesday:  T is for Tangible Tree

PS152 Sunset captured at Al Sallan Park.

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29 May 2012


PS151 A classic but colorful Ferris Wheel for kids at Al Sallan Park.

28 May 2012


PS150  A Red-wattled Lapwing bird (Hoplopterus indicus)  found in gardens
or farms in Sohar.

27 May 2012


PS149 A few of the many commodities sold in souq al jumaa also known as
the friday market.  

26 May 2012


PS148 Sohar gate is another landmark in Sohar that serves as a gateway
for travelers coming from Muscat City.

Link to Weekly Top Shot no. 32.

25 May 2012


Skywatch Friday: S5E46
PS147 A medium-sized Brahman Bull just got out from a midday bath along
Sohar's shoreline.

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23 May 2012


ABC Wednesday:  S for Stone house

PS146 Looks like a nice place to stay during summer where the temperature
can go as high as 50degC.

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21 May 2012


PS145 One of the many desert trees we found in the mountain region of Liwa
that can survive the summer heat that goes as high as 50degC.

19 May 2012


PS144 Men up on the cables of power lines near the
Sohar Mina RA.

18 May 2012


Skywatch Friday S5E45
PS143 Enjoying the setting sun by the beach at Al Musaanah.

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15 May 2012


PS142 A mountain grass alongside the creek taken
using a 50mm lens.

14 May 2012


PS141 Some kind of a unique flowering plant in a garden which we found
unexpectedly while exploring the mountain range of Sohar. 

13 May 2012

24 March 2012


PS138 Going to the Nakhal hot spring at the foot of the

23 March 2012


Skywatch Friday: S5E37
PS137 A look at the sunset as we traverse our way back to Sohar corniche
on our bikes.

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22 March 2012


PS136 Human wall surrounding the Al Nakhal Fort, Southwest of Sohar.

21 March 2012


R is for Reminisce
PS135 One late Friday afternoon at Al Sallan Park

A very good place to reminisce the moments (happy or sad) you have had in the past. These past moments have contributed to who you are now and will surely shape who you will be in the future.

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20 March 2012


J is for Jigsaw puzzle

PS134 Concrete interlocking blocks known as "core loc" weighing approximately 
9 tons were used in the construction of the breakwater in Sohar corniche.

Core-locs used in constructing the breakwater in Sohar corniche interlocks like a "jigsaw puzzle" resulting in a higher stability of the structure even under the presence of a constant massive force from the ocean waves.

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19 March 2012


PS133 A view of Al Nakhal's village near the foot of the mountain taken from
one of Nakhal Fort's towers.

Nakhal is in the Al Batinah region. It has a lot of "dates" trees as there is a hot spring near the foot of the mountain. Many tourists visit Nakhal on holidays to get a dip in the spring or just have a picnic near or along the shallow part of the wadi. A Fort is one famous monument in this place and it's open for tourists to visit as well. The Fort is constructed on top of a rocky hill and in some parts, the rock is part of the structure. Inside the Fort are historical documents and pieces that gives you an idea of Oman's past.  
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18 March 2012


PS132 The Oman Flag hoisted in one of the towers of
Al Nakhal Fort, Southwest of Sohar.

17 March 2012


PS131 Photo taken along Sohar's 50 km shoreline.

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16 March 2012


Skywatch Friday: S5E36
PS130 A view of the sky with some clouds over at the Sohar Corniche. 

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