ossessing the ‘patience of Job’ would not be a bad thing – as I twiddle my fingers waiting for the WiFi aboard ship to share these colourful moments with you.
Yesterday, we visited the tomb of Job in the mountains outside Salalah on the southern coast of Oman. Our guide Mohamad related the story of ‘Job the Prophet’ from the the holy Koran, a story that we know of from the Old Testament but could not re-tell in any as much detail, or passion.
I also enjoyed driving west along the beautiful coastline and into mountains to see the ancient frankincense trees. These globules of gum that form the crystals of frankincense was at one time as valuable as gold. It was also one of the gifts of the Three Wise Men from Orient Far when they followed the Star to find baby Jesus swaddled and lying in a manger.