Early morning arrival at the port in Muscat – before taking off to the west, up the coast, to the Fish Markets at Barka, and then inland to the dramatically-sited fortress at Nakhal.
Driving inland to Narkhal, we visit the dramatically-sited fortress perched on a precipice, with its restorations making it look more like a film set. Further south we stop at the village of Al Thawarah where warm springs bubble out of the ground. Wading in, little fish will clean the dead skin from your feet, but we left that to a young family and kept going.
Back to the ship in time for a late lunch and some chilled Gavi – in the welcome cool of the dining room.