It’s only mid March but already the temperature is gearing up for a blistering summer in Oman and restricting the choice of outdoor activities that are available. (Unless you like heatstroke and excessive perspiration?) Seeking new activities to keep me amused before the outdoor season is closed for summer I headed out on the water with my trusted adventure buddy, Lucy, to enjoy some kayaking.
I’ve only kayaked twice in my life before, the last time was not a success. Paddling in the open water further from shore than I was comfortable with and a squid jumped out from the water and onto the front of the kayak with a *thud*. Totally convinced that it was coming to get me I furiously paddled back to shore and vowed never again would I be in a kayak. That was a couple of years ago but these days I’m a little braver and more adventurous so I was ready to try again.
This beauty is bringing some glamour to the kayak world,
We explored the bay and all the hidden alcoves in the rocks full of beautiful colourful fish swimming by and cheeky crabs clambering over the rocks to hide as we approached.
This kayaking is tiring, time for a quick siesta in the sunshine!
This was a great morning on the water with beautiful nature, marine life and a nice way to keep active. Thankfully I didn’t see any squid this time so it was a success 🙂
We rented these kayaks from the Oman Dive Centre (currently being rebranded as the ‘Muscat Hills Dive Centre’). It costs about 6 rials per kayak for 30 mins. This location has some amazing scenery and coast to explore but in terms of customer service I would not recommend.
Full photo credit to Lucy for this post, thank you, I turned up with a Go Pro and a flat battery.. Sigh.
Do you have any suggestions of different adventures and sports to try in Oman? I would love to hear them!