Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 180, Sailing into the Red Sea....

Wow!  Imagine that…  180 days, where has the time gone?  Today we sailed passed between Yemen and Eritrea and into the Red Sea.  It was another very hot and sunny day….  Loving this weather!  Two more days at sea before we head out for our Jordanian adventure….  Great day!

 

 

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 178-179, At Sea

Two glorious days at sea!!!!!   Three more before we arrive in Al’Aqabah, Jordan….  Feels so great to just sit and relax in the sun with friends and catching up on a little reading.  Tonight we had a Gala Night hosted by our dear friend, Spa Manager Rene…..  What a great evening!  Just loving life, every day!

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 176, Muscat, Oman (Part 2 of 2)

Ellie, Ann and I set out for our early tour at 0730 this morning and met up with our guide/driver Salim Marhoon and headed out to explore Oman…..  On our drive to Al Hamra we made a photo stop at the Ghul, the old village with abandoned Persian ruins over 450 years old.  Then drove along Wadi Nakuru on our way to visit the Jebal Shams, the Grand Canyon with photo stops along the way, mountain goats running around everywhere….. The drive was spectacular as we climbed up to 3000 meters to the highest peak in Oman to reach

 the Jebal Shams Grand Canyon, just breathtaking!!!!!  We then passed the picturesque village of Al Abrein which is strapped to the side of a mountain with the visage of Al Hamra below.

Our final stop was a view high above the over 400 year old village of Barkat Al Mouzi , it was a very beautiful and a wonderful photo stop.  We arrived back at the ship very pleased with our day and wonderful guide.  It certainly was my best visit to Muscat that I can remember.....  This is a two part blog, here is part two.