Musandam Camping Weekend … Oman … BBQ Fish & Glowing Water …

Hey everyone … ok so here is the next part of our Camping trip from last weekend … and probably has some of my favourite pictures (not the most technically perfect mind) from our trip … if only because we got to experience something none of us were expecting … although I had read about it before and even shared a link to it on one of my earliest Monday Link’s from last year … Anyway you will have to keep reading to find out more …

We got to the beach just in time for the sunset … in fact we got there with just under an hour left before the sun went down … we hung around waiting for our turn to off load the boat … there was a small shuttle boat going between the Dhow’s and the beach to off load the luggage and then the people …

_MG_3633-1 _MG_3641-1 _MG_3662-1One of the Omani guy’s from our boat decided to go for a swim while we waited our turn …

_MG_3640-1A couple of the people from our boat couldn’t be bothered to wait for the shuttle and decided to swim to shore …

_MG_3643-1 _MG_3652-1 _MG_3664-1 _MG_3668-1We managed to get onto the beach and set up the tents before it was too dark to see anything … although rather stupidly Perry and I had left our massive maglite torch at home … the one time it would have been really handy to have it around and we forgot it … typical really …

_MG_3683-1 _MG_3685-1 _MG_3681-1Anyway we got by with phone lights and one LED torch Sarah had with her … once we were all set up … Ian got some water on the go with his little camping stove to get coffee ready …

_MG_3686-1Perry tucked into his giant bar of Dairy Milk my Mum had sent him with my brother … it had partially melted on route so he (as he put it) had to ‘perform emergency surgery’ …

_MG_3690-1While the water came to a boil Sarah, Perry and I started prepping the ingredients for the fish … in the last minute before we left the house on Friday morning I decided for some reason to grab a couple knives, Aluminium foil and a chopping board …

_MG_3691-1This proved to be very useful in the end … chopping board used for prepping the ingredients and then for the fish … knives were great for the gutting and generally handy … and along with Sarah’s knife we had enough for everything … and the tin foil was especially useful for cooking the fish in the end …

_MG_3698-1Carrefour clearly did a roaring trade on two man tents this last week … judging by all the identical tents we saw along the beach …

_MG_3694-1The fish and after it had been stuffed …

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We prepped all three fish to be BBQ’d as we had no way of ensuring we could get them back to Dubai without them spoiling which would have been a shame … we figured we could share the spare fish around with the rest of the campers … so while the fish were busy marinating we got the BBQ’s prepped …

_MG_3704-1 _MG_3708-1Sarah had a fan thing for blowing up an inflatable mattress … which turned out to be great for stoking the fire … even though it did throw up loads of sparks …

_MG_3712-1Soon the entire beach was littered with little BBQ’s …

_MG_3715-1 _MG_3718-1 _MG_3735-1Perry went to check on BBQ number two and nearly burnt his eyebrows off …

_MG_3738-1 _MG_3743-1Once the fish was on the BBQ Sarah got her Shisha prepped … while chicken went on the second BBQ …

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The fish was soon ready for eating … it was actually really quite yummy … although there was so much of it … and we had so much other food to get through as well …

_MG_3761-1 _MG_3763-1 _MG_3764-1Perry then got abit creative with the long exposure setting on my camera …

_MG_3787-1 _MG_3788-1 _MG_3789-1Before I took over so Perry could try some light painting …

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There was a big bonfire set up along the beach which we checked out before I broke out a bag of Marshmallows and skewers which we promptly roasted over the fire …

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I ended up playing around with some long exposures to try and capture to stars and the moon in the night sky …

_MG_3822-1 _MG_3826-1 _MG_3772-1Around this time we started to notice this weird blue glow at the edge of the water (you can see it in some of the pictures above) … at first we were abit stumped as to what it was exactly but I soon remembered THIS article I had read ages ago about Bio-Luminescent water which naturally occurs in this Australian lake …

_MG_3848-1Simply put its caused by an organism in the water which glows as a defense mechanism when it is disturbed … and it seemed some of the others on the beach had noticed if you move the water around it causes it to glow this amazing neon blue colour … Some people had gotten into the water itself and started splashing around which made for some pretty awesome pictures …

_MG_3849-1 _MG_3847-1Ian paddled into the water and stood staring in amazement at his glowing ankles …

_MG_3844-1I even got the others to throw some stones in to catch the blue splashes …

_MG_3870-1It was pretty incredible and all of us were surprised to see this … especially me I hadn’t realised that this phenomenon even occurred in this part of the world … It was a brilliant way to end what was a long but amazing day full of new experiences …

If you missed the first two posts about our camping trip you can click here for PART 1 and PART 2

That is it for this post … stay tuned for the final part in a couple days …

Till next time …

Mina X

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