Guy from the elctricity company
We were doing the rounds with the Pakistani guys in town today, taking their pics and bringing them back an hour or so later. They are very approachable and friendly, not to mention handsome.
Took a taxi to a hotel, which had a swimming pool and private beach, they wanted as much as we are paying for our ,lovely hotel room, including breakfast, just to use the pool for the afternoon. Not mentioning which hotel this was, we did a deal with the guy and were allowed to 'use' the beach for a fraction of the official price, cash-in-hand, despite the securioty cameras in his office. Opps, hope he doesn't lose his job!
The beach chairs were a great place for a snooze and to get me started on Sebastian Faulks' A Week in December, while Fred is struggling bwith his Wolf Hall. Odd to be reading about England, when on a beach facing teh Guld of Oman.
We have rented a car for the next few days so should be picking that up tomorrow and we'll be taking ourselves east, towards Sur, later Sinaw and then Nizwa, not exactly very prepared and no hotels booked but we should be OK!
Here is the beach we spent our afternoon.