I can safely announce that I have been to Salahah in Oman. If Salahah is on your list of destinations to visit I am happy to inform that the locals are very friendly and make better taxis than the taxis. There is a wonderful Seamans club called the Oasis which is like an RSL or Golf Club house. It quite literally is an Oasis.
Where to from here?
Well South, South and more South. About four days of South. I shall traverse the Equator for my first time on a vessel and will end up somewhere tropical. I am certain it will be very topical.