|sunset in Ras Al Madrakah|
I browse the internet and read blogs about Ras Al Madrakah. The posted pictures are stunningly attractive for enthusiastic tourists because it has a good fishing spot too. I can’t wait to see the place myself and plunge in that gorgeous beach while witnessing the beautiful sunset.
|the road map|
On Friday, the 3rd of February, we leave Muladdah early in the morning at about 5:00 o’clock so that we will reach the campsite in noon time. Ras Al Madrakah is about 732kms away from home but we did not worry because the road is wonderfully constructed. We take the Muscat-Bidbid-Al Mudaybi-Adam-Muhut- Duqm-Ras Al Madrakah route and stop in Adam to have our cars fueled and also take our breakfast in a nearby Turkish Restaurant.
At 1:30 in the afternoon we arrive in Ras Al Madrakah. As we move down the concrete slope, we are captivated by the scene of naturally created landscapes that surround the long stretch of white sands beach gently lap by crystal blue water.
|beachfront in Ras Al Madrakah|
|the rocky mountains in further north of the beach|
|three cliffs found in the southern end of the beach|
After taking lunch and having a short nap, Anyah and I change with our swimwear.
|Anyah in her swimwear|
|anyah and me in the beach|
So, I bring her back to the shore then gently pour seawater into her feet instead. I also let her stand on the sands while my husband take pictures and videos of us. As a mother, I wanted my girl to have a wonderful moment as it is her first experience to swim in the beach. Apparently, my instinct is right because the next thing I know Anyah has started stumping her feet against the sands and really enjoying what she is doing.
|anyah is enjoying the beach|
|my lovely family|
|enjoying in the late afternoon|
|the guys are playing cards|
|Andrei enjoys fishing|
|A beautiful scene|
|early morning, the wind is so strong that you can see one side of the tent almost touch to my hubby's face.|
It is already seven in the morning when we all wake up but the wind is still strong that makes cooking for breakfast really difficult. We put down our tents so that they will not be destroyed and waiting and hoping for the wind to calm down. However, we are hopeless not until at about ten o’clock Jesse and Gerry decided to find a higher place where we can take our breakfast and lunch at the same time and just leave some of our camping gear and belongings for a while.
Ironically, just after lunch the strong winds disappear and the weather becomes calm and tranquil. We hurriedly pack up and keep all our things and leave the place as we plan and get to Muscat before it is too dark.
Though we are not able to continue swimming or walking along the shoreline in the morning, I am still happy and feel rewarded of being able to visit the place which I happen to see only in the blogs.