The road to Wadi Bani Khalid is beset with dangers on all sides.
And worst of all… cross winds!
For those who make it there alive, Wadi Bani Khalid has water in its pools year-round, which makes it a popular swimming spot. Rules are quite strict, however:
Not being properly dressed, I instead hauled myself up a hill. The whole path to the coast takes three days, but I thought after an hour or so I’d done my bit.
These hills, the Eastern Hajjar, are uncompromising: huge slabs of dry, crumbly rock, flaking away in layers where the water’s got to it: