In need of some vitamin D and a new adventure I called up my buddy, Rach, and persuaded her that it would be great fun to go somewhere new and explore.
My crazy ideas aren’t for everyone but thankfully she was willing to trust me and joined the adventure.
Not wanting to stray too far from Muscat city we headed into the hills around Bawsher to explore the area, get a sweat on and catch up.
Setting off we made a rough plan of where we wanted to explore, the land marks around us and then headed off into the unknown territory.
Walking, scrambling and climbing the terrain got rough but we handled it with the mountain goat precision (ha, ha yeah right!)
It wasn’t long before we spotted out first wild creature along the way. Meet little Jimmy Cricket.
The word ‘little’ is obviously a joke, this fella was pretty large!
Wandering our way along the path we followed the sound of tricking water to the ancient Omani “falaj” irrigation system which channels water from the mountains to agricultrural farms below.
Following the water upstream we arrived at a beautiful wadi pool of fresh water.
In the shade I dipped my bare feet into the refreshing water, intrigued to see if the fish would swim over and nibble my toes like the expensive mall pedicures. They weren’t interested in my smelly tootsies this time.
As we headed back towards the direction of home there was one last place of interest and photo opportunity.
This ancient house was .in ruins but still strikingly beautiful as it stood out from the more modern buildings that surrounded it. The details were all hand crafted.
This house looks like there would be a great history behind it, I would love to know more!
Feeling much healthier, relaxed and all chatted out we headed home before the sun went down. You never know what prowls these hills after dark…
Why don’t you try and explore somewhere new and tell me all about it 🙂