So it was on 12 Mar Thursday that we drove to Nakhal to check out that hotspring. We turned off the main road to enter into Nakhal.
But before we reached the hotspring, we saw this beautiful castle built on a small hill. We had to stop to have a closer look. The last time we been to a castle in Oman was that trip to Nizwa. We reached that castle with just 5 more minutes of opening time and had nothing to show but a shot of us at the entrance.
We had a lot more time this time.
The castle being on top of a small hill had a high vantage point to see the entire oasis and the town sprawling at our feet as we walked on the crenalleted escapments and peered through the gun ports and other openings where fire and boiling oil were poured onto enemies below.
It was breath taking and I could not resist having photos of Riam in flight with the castle and mountains as the backdrop.
Lots of interested crowds gathered about us and hopefully, they remember Riamfada the flying CAG when they decide to have a parrot of their own.
And then we were off to the hotsprings after driving a meandering road through a town ancient with a long history.
Photoset Flickr folder Nakhal Fort and Ain A'Thowwarah hot springs
Many more photos in folder as only a few are shown in livejournal entry
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