Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Yes Sur!

For a wee taste of the rest of the country I took a bus about three hours east to Sur, a centre for fishing and building traditional Arab sailing boats called dhows. They didn't seem to mind me barging into their boatyard and poking around. They just smiled, wished me peace, and got on with their work, using the same techniques (bar a few power tools) they've been using for centuries. 
The photo shows a nearby fishing village, Ayjah, which is almost ridiculously picturesque with its white-washed houses and fishing boats pulled up along the beach. 

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