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Offline Skaiidawg

Ride to Musandam< Oman
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:59:54 pm »
2 of my friends, Co88er and Corndawg went for a quick visit to Oman and in particular the Musandam area.
Geographically, the Musandam peninsula juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. The Musandam peninsula is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. Its location gives Oman partial control, shared with Iran, of the strategic strait.



I am no Wilbur Smith, so here and there I will post captions or where the picture was taken, enjoy.

Why oh why? A purple house.



On the way to Khasab we stopped at this beach and saw about 5, metre long black fin sharks.





The road down to Khor Najd




Wadi al Baih in the distance







Stairway to Heaven....quite a nice vertical drop, I reckon about 300 metres






Then we encounter the road to hell in the distance....



nice going until this...it goes to show 990's can lay on either side - left or right!




we decided not struggle our arses off and instead turned back to look for a camping spot.......Jack D was waiting!



Camping spot and feeding the resident DJ




Returning the following day saw this burned out I think Land Cruiser




All in all a very nice ride and soon winter will be here and more trips will be done.

 

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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 01:40:42 pm »
WOW ! Nice RR  :thumleft:
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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 01:46:56 pm »
When was this, last winter?
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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 01:53:19 pm »
Of you did this now, you must have kakked off in the heat!!

Awesome awesome ride, that area looks beautiful......unlike Qatar  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:


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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:56:53 pm »
I'm going with "last winter". 45-50 degrees at the moment, you will die :o

We should definitely organize a WD bash come winter :thumleft:
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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 06:24:35 am »
I'm going with "last winter". 45-50 degrees at the moment, you will die :o

We should definitely organize a WD bash come winter :thumleft:

Was done during March 2012.

Yes should definitely organize a Gulf Bash when its cooler
 

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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 01:23:58 pm »
Beautiful rugged terrain
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Let's go into the mountains...there's likely to be peace and quiet
 

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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 04:39:13 am »
Beautiful. Looks like riders paradise.

I have a theory about a purple house. The wife chose the color to get back at her cheating husband. ;D
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Re: Ride to Musandam< Oman
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 06:57:52 am »
Nice one Eugene.

Do you have a GOS track of this trip for me?

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