|Our visitors from Al Ain, UAE|
|Our guests from Ibri|
But, we just pass along the Wadi Al Hoqain famous of its enduringly gushing stream of water that drop to a splendid 10-meter high waterfall and collect into large and sometimes deep pools at the riverbanks. This time the water is plentiful and it has become a source of irrigation through falaj or water channels to grow dates, wheat, and other crops in the village. Gradually the people have congregated and are expected to have fun and take splash into the wadi under a calm sunny day.
|We started walking into the inner part of the wadi|
|you can see rubbish scattered in the riverbed|
|Algae collected in shallow pools|
|walking carefully against the slippery rocks|
It is indeed a spectacular hidden oasis endowed with refreshingly cool spring waters that form into a splendid pools and cascades gently into a small waterfall along granite rocks amid the marvelous hajar mountains.
The freshwater also nourished the date plantations and vegetations that verdantly occupied at one side of the wadi.
|This fresh water that irrigates the nearby dates plantations|
|enjoying the warm water|
|Anyah is swimming with mom and dad|
I love this place myself. For one reason, its location is very secluded make it a very private place for us. We can wear mini-shorts and fitted shirts without the fear of other tourists and particularly Omanis gazing on us. Another thing, it is one of the beautiful and natural resources of Oman that people are longing to visit and explore. Above all, it is very near to our home with just a half-hour drive, we can come here at any time we want.
|This is Anyah's first time swimming in the fresh water pool|
|my hubby doing his stunt|
|One of our friend, Romeil tried jumping off the cliff|
|Romeil bobs out to the surface and shows a great smile of being able to jump|
|kids are having fun while soaking in the wadi|
|A waterfall in between the huge boulders|
|Underwater picture taking|
We had our wonderful dinner. The smell of freshly grilled chicken barbeque is appetizing and we haven’t noticed how much spoonful of rice we have taken.
Altogether, we love the idea of daytime camping and swimming as well as having the leisure of getting ourselves connected to nature.
Before heading back to the base, we bathe ourselves with soap, shampoo and spring water. But the only problem is the changing area. One thing we do is to hide beneath the rocks and use extra-huge garments such as beach towels or even “malong” as our shield and right then we can put on with dry clothes.
This “small hidden paradise” is my personal beloved place for swimming and relaxing. I will keep coming back to this place over and over again.