The wind got up overnight. Sharp gusts that rattled the tent before everything became perfectly still again. Then another gust, […]
The Empty Quarter
This is the day that I have been waking up at five in the morning and thinking about for months. […]
The Indian managers were distraught that we didn’t stay for Breakfast. “You REALLY don’t need to leave now…stay for twenty […]
It’s all going swimmingly
As we were getting into our sleeping bags last night Philippa popped out to er, powder her nose, and there […]
Ras al Jinz prides itself on being the first place in the Middle East to see the sun rise, due to […]
Oman in a day.
A palm thatch Bedu hut keeps out the bugs, but lets a breeze through and we had a comfortable night […]
To the desert
It was absolutely silent in our little gorge last night. The silence was broken first by the call to prayer, […]
Up, up and away.
Oh to have a bed. That whole Great Outdoors thing is all very well but we appreciated mattresses sheets and […]
Back to civilisation
My back was less than thrilled at a night under what passes for canvas these days but we all slept […]
I was briefly aware of a distant muezzin at dawn but slept on for another hour or so, until sunlight […]