Saturday, 25 February 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
The model maker - the Omani sailing dhow # 4/2012
The legendary sailor, Sindhbad, was an reputedly an Omani, who voyaged far and wide to exotic places and had astounding adventures.
The legendary voyages of the real sailors of Oman were no less exotic, and the traditional dhows are still built. The only difference is a diesel engine inside a fine, seaworthy, traditionally styled wooden hull.
The dhow yard at Sur still builds these beautiful ships. They also make wonderful models worth thousands of pounds. Here's a snap showing a builder completing a magnificent model; no doubt being built to order.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 09:51 4 comments
Labels: dhow, Oman, sailing ship
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Another hummingbird # 3/2012
Posted by Chuckeroon at 21:32 0 comments
Labels: Hummingbird, Muscat, Oman
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
The desert sands
Posted by Chuckeroon at 12:15 4 comments
Monday, 20 February 2012
The Hummingbird # 1/2012
"It's been a long time" as the Frenchman says in the old Cointreau advert.
I've been away in Oman (again, as last year) and brought this back. There were hummingbirds in the garden and I had to be smart and get the timing right. They (there was this one and an irrridescent blue one) appeared at around 09.30 in the morning. The snap succeded. It was worth waiting and watching.
Posted by Chuckeroon at 09:46 4 comments
Labels: Hummingbird, Oman
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