Let the games begin…
WOW was my first reaction. I came in contact with the sharks. I swam with them, next to them and I managed to capture some close up pictures.
*Yes two reef sharks
*Holy Molly thats a shark
This adventure came as a toast to Leanne’s birthday, a group of friends met up as usual only this time a very special guest stole all the attention: Kenzo.
Kenzo is a bilingual Belgian Malawa with many talents, most importantly sleeping. And yes he slept in my tent for a while before ditching (He complained from my snoring, a loyal dog got irritated from MY snoring, in my defense I NEVER snore, just a few times when Im possessed).
*A selfie with the Carrot-eating dog: Kenzo
I also got the chance to learn new stuff. For starters, we had access to two SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boards courtesy of Mark, so everyone got a taste of how it feels to work your balance, your coordination along with your falling techniques. Another activity added to the list; I’ll admit, I felt bored at times, but it is great to clear your mind and focus on the task at hand.
*George, The SUP Warrior
*Safa did NOT fall! But she screamed juuuuust a bit
* Meditation Guru, Amr
*Juraj mastering the flat-face maneuver
Moreover, some of the climbers got the chance to learn some theoretical trad climbing from Mark. Trad or traditional climbing is a style of rock climbing in which a climber should place certain gear on/in the wall to protect against falls.
*Mark displaying how a nut works
*Mark traversing a crack under an overhang..
I felt a great joy to see people enjoying themselves at this incredible spot in Oman, climbing, paddling, hiking, caving, swimming and above all forging new relations. I congratulate everyone who stepped out of their comfort zone and tackled a goal or two.
Happy Birthday Leanne and may you have An Everlasting Adventure.
*Nini on lead
*Mark and George rocking Khasab
*Sea Turtle Rock
*Mireia tapping the bell
*No words for Rayan, he rocked it!
*The three amigos
*Jana’s dedication pictured
*Happy birthday Leanne!