Wednesday 20 February 2008

Oman: the end is almost nigh

At 7 a.m. the sound of crashing boulders preceded the tweet-tweet of lorry reversing alarms at the building site on the other side of the bay.

We gathered for breakfast and admired the view. Two little girls played sweetly in the sun while two small boys tried to dismantle a pile of chairs. The thought that the holiday was about to end was beginning to dawn on our visitors. 

We established base camp on the beach and hired kayaks. After lunch, the chaps went out on a diving boat to snork at the rock in front of Bandar al Rowdha marina. They returned in the late afternoon sporting various injuries from the rocks and coral, particularly Jamie who had to be covered in large plasters to prevent blood stains on my nice car seats. 

Sadly at around 4.30 pm it was time to leave. All of our visitors are treated to a visit to Mrs M's tailor and this was no exception, followed by a trip to Lulu's for take-away Chinese and Indian. This was consumed around the garden table before everyone collapsed from complete exhaustion.

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