Milestone 10 -Distance: 1,649.4 km (33.8%) – 23 March 2021
Time for another detour! So we’re staying on Route 31 and heading over to the east coast for a little piece of paradise.
In a little over 2 weeks we have made it to Salalah!
That’s over 1600km and about a 1/3 of the distance so far on our first mission. Well done Goal Diggers! A rest here is definitely merited.
This exquisite verdant jewel in Oman’s crown is the capital city of the southern Dhofar province. It’s known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with sea life.
The Khareef, an annual monsoon, transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape and creates seasonal waterfalls.
Whilst resting here, those of you culture vultures, feel free to visit the Frankincense Land Museum, part of the Al Balid Archaeological Site, which documents the city’s maritime history and role in the spice trade. Savour this little piece of heaven because soon enough we’ll be heading into a conflict zone where it will be a case of hard hats rather than sun hats.