Muscat Oman - Dec 24
We left Chennai, 5 hours late, and managed to catch our connection in
Bahrain - which was also 5 hours late. We planed a rendezvous with Glen
and Deb - two undercover guys that we worked with in India. Here are
a few scenes - the Oman coast, a morning mosque and a stop sign in front
of the beach - necessary to stop for a swim.
And walking by the seaside, are many interesting sites -
boys playing soccer
a girl watching
and sea birds
overhead is an aircraft landing
and our communication hub
A visit to Glen's prawn hatchery
We first met Glen and Deb and Alec in Madras (now Chennai) where he was
building a prawn hatchery. Glen is a master of everything - can do anything
and continuously make you laugh. Here are a few shots of his Oman operation -
growing brood stock from somewhere in Africa - and disease free. Here is
Glen and one of his guys - and inside the hatchery, looking at a tank with
growing tiger prawns.
Tagging the eyes and tail
Inspecting unfertilized eggs
Shopping with Glen and Alec
Alec is home from school and so, again, under cover (note red bandana), we
invaded the local grocery store for stuff for preparing Christmas dinner,
coke, Alec's chocolate, whipping cream and Nescafe Gold for fast Greek coffee.
Watching Alec push the cart through the aisles is like watching Peter Falk
do the serpentine in "The Inlaws". He will make a good agent!
A visit for a viewing Susan's new puppies - perhaps one for Alec?
Susan, Deb's friend, has some new puppies and here are a few photos - showing
various aspects of puppy life. Mostly we were there to help Alec select a
new friend. Soon we'll find out how friendly this new friend can be.
Alec, Deb and Ellen
The mom (bean in disguise) and a kid practicing the hunting position
And tonight, Ellen's happy birthday dinner
Christmas Dinner in Oman
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