Muttrah is the port area of Muscat, the capital of Oman.
More Muscat photos here: http://ericjohnsonvik.smugmug.com/Oman/Muscat
squid at the fish market
smoking at the fish market, Muttrah (Muscat, Oman)
On the beach between Old Muscat and Muttrah
This "tree" is really only about a foot tall.
The hired hand at our desert camp (The owners went back to town and came to get us in the morning.)
Our hostess sitting in the 3-sided welcome-tent where we had tea. We had beds in smaller tents out back, but I slept outside under the stars.
mother turtle laying eggs at 5 a.m. We had three groups of 24 tourists and one turtle, and our guide hadn't seen a turtle for the past three days. In the summer, there can be as many as 150 turtles per night.
After two hours of work, the mother turtle returns to the ocean.
Oasis at Nizwa