A Year-end getaway to Masirah Island

A Year-end getaway to Masirah Island
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Arriving in Masirah Island

December 27-28, 2013 – Visiting Masirah Island is one of our top camping destination for 2013. This small island is located southwest of Oman and is known to be the nesting ground of giant sea turtles.

During our winter break, we travel for 5 hours from Muscat to Sanaa Seaport and take an hour ferry ride to get to the island.

the map of entire Masirah Island

the map of entire Masirah Island

Riding the ferry to Masirah Island

Riding the ferry to Masirah Island

 

The ferries in the sea port of Masirah Island

The ferries in the sea port of Masirah Island

The life in Masirah is very simple wherein most villagers earn a living as fishermen, livestock raisers, or merchants.

The fish market in Masirah

The fish market in Masirah

Huge Cuttlefishes

Huge Cuttlefishes

Big freshly catch fishes

Big freshly catch fishes

There are no big structures or buildings can be found in the island nor high mountains but there’s an observatory installed on a hilltop in the town proper.

The town of Masirah

The town of Masirah

Some of the structures in the island of Masirah

Some of the structures in the island of Masirah

the corniche

the corniche

On our first night, we camp in the northern part near Swiss-Belthotel International.

Our first day camping

Our first day camping

where we camp

where we camp

It’s pretty windy and very cold especially in the early morning with temperature drops to 16 degrees Celsius and vary from 18 – 22 degrees C in the mid morning until mid afternoon.

early morning picture

early morning picture

The next day, we explore the whole island looking for spots where turtles are suspected to lay their eggs but there are no good signs or traces of these turtles.

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where we park our car

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white sand beach.. very fine sands

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it’s barren area very virgin and unspoiled

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my kids are enjoying shoveling the white sands

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our cook Gerry preparing our lunch… grilled fish

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i love this place

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looking for shells and sea creatures in the rocks

Instead, we simply swim on its freezing cold crystal clear water and clean white sand beaches and witness the seagulls and herons feeding among small fishes and crabs on beach sides and in between the sea rocks.

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our camping ground on the next day

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it’s a pebble beach

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here we can see some seagulls nesting and eating

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a very cold morning

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second day in the island. an early shot of my daughter

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group shots before heading back to the mainland

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my girl loving her time in the island and the beach

After 3 days and 2 nights, we all had appreciated the real beauty of the island where the people are warm and accommodating, where nature is untouched and preserved, and where life is so simple and very peaceful.

view of the port

view of the port

Another part of the town

Another part of the town

It’s one of Oman’s rare treasure that can be truly proud of.

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