Deborah Briggs and Julie Dimaline arrive in Oman:
Left for our trip to Oman early Friday morning, it took us well over twenty four hours to get here due to a flight delay. Arrived 5 am ish Saturday morning desperate for some sleep, although there was a room booked check in wasn't until 2pm. Barclaycard to the rescue though and we did manage to get some sleep. Today, Saturday is a free day to recover from the journey. We decided to go for a walk to the beach, got some strange looks from the locals, no other pedestrians out and about due to the heat. Walk soon abandoned. Tried out the pool at the hotel - managed half an hour!
Early start tomorrow we are being picked up by our driver at 7.30 for our first visit to the Sultan Quaboos Hospital. Not sure what to expect, other than the sun will obviously be shining and it will be too hot to walk anywhere!
Deborah and Julie