It is 24th February & Robin & Anne are picking me up for a couple of days around Jebel Shams (3009m) in the northern Hajar mountains of Oman. They have been talking about the famous Balcony walk for some time now & it was a walk I hadn't done, so Robin made it a bit of a mission to get me there!
I had just flown in from Ethiopia less than 24 hours previously so was a little tired, but Robin did all the driving & we arrived at 10pm & after a good nights sleep awoke amid grand scenery in the morning.
Robin & Anne glamping!
The view from the tent.
A few of the locals finding shade!
Robin & Anne
The start of this spectacular walk.
The scenery is really stunning & we had lovely
weather on the way down the canyon.
Jebel Shams means mountain of the sun in Arabic
& it certainly lived up to its name!
The abandoned village on the distant cliff face.
Anne & myself at the edge of the village.
Shades of Titanic?
Terraces on these cliffs! Madness!
This village was only abandoned
around 25 years ago!
I really don't fancy tilling the land just here!
The hidden pool which made life here possible.