The landscape of Oman is stunning as I continue by brief exploration of this so far impressive Gulf State.
Their off brown colors contrasted against the clear blue skies gives off an amazing impression of beauty.
Descending down one hill I am drawn to pull off the highway. A natural harbor is off my left, its life source hidden by huge hills on both sides. The water here is so calm that its surface reflects attractively the surrounding landscape.
They acknowledge my presence with curious stares then continue on life as usual.
At one point I am standing at an important archeological site where I can view rock formations that are 50 to 250 million years old. This part of the country was once a part of the ocean floor eons ago.
Through more small communities and along mountain highways that are fun to drive, I reach my turn around point. Before I head back to Muscat I walk along a sandy beach that seems to go on for miles as I look out at the Sea of Oman.
I have just seen a small portion of Oman but my exploration has given me an appetite to come back for more to go around and around, again.