..this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.
From the swarms of crabs rolling across the beach, the militant camels that would raid our flour supplies, evening camp fires with our new Omani friends and of course the jet black night sky...
I like to show people places that they have never heard of, and beautiful animals they didn't know existed. I feel really lucky to have that opportunity.
P.s. If you'd never heard of Dhofar, and are now glad that you have, then please do share this video.
A new year and a new expedition.
and if you put them together, this is what it boils down to.
Whilst packing for Oman I was aware that whatever I decided to take, I would probably have to carry. That's a wonderful incentive for packing light.
They say that a camel can smell water. I'm not sure if that's true, but they do have a knack of turning up at camp..
I'm quite proud of our work in Oman, we went really not knowing very much, but it turned out wonderfully in the end. We worked (and are still working) on a lot of projects..
The first thing you notice about Oman, is how welcoming everyone is. The second thing, is that it’s very, very hot. That’s probably why everyone is so utterly chilled out and relaxed..
Science is taught in the classroom and practiced in the laboratory. Sometimes you get to have a go in the field. Lab's are sterile, everything goes (almost) to plan
Here's an image from the Empty Quarter. I'm not old fashioned enough to take photographs in black & white, and considering that by nature the desert is quite simple and plain..