Travel to Oman: Bustan
A road continues east from Muscat along a forbidding coast to the small town of Al Bustan.
Along the way: typical countryside, if you can call moonscape country.
From about the same spot but this time looking to the Gulf of Oman and coastal Al Bustan.
It's not just Sultan Qaboos who likes green. The same principle motivates Quebeckers to keep their homes toasty warm in winter.
A windlass to haul boats ashore. Rollers are used to get them back to the water.
Beach and headland.
More modest housing.
However limited, a garden.
A lane without a speck of litter. Note the air conditioners.
Kids coming home from school.
The same stretch of coast viewed from a nearby hotel.
The hotel's approach road has a traffic circle that ranks high on the list of Oman's good-natured follies.
That's real water.
Haramel, an intermediate hamlet between Muscat and Bustan.
Private estate at Haramel.
And this is March!
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