Day 2. Nizwa to Wadi Tanuf. 36 km, 28 celsius. No flat tires. It is incredibly beautiful everywhere. Found some skulls, did some rock climbing, talked to lots of curious kids, and adults.
Thanks to irrigation canals called Falaj, there is water available for growing gardens and date palm trees and beautiful parks. These canals were built hundreds of years ago. They originate at springs in the mountains and are controlled and organised as per who and what gets water when. Where there is a falaj, there is an oasis of date palm trees, grass for the goats and other crops (looks like cane but wére not for sure). These green oasises make A stark contrast to the beautiful arid, mountainous landscape.
We visited the mud house remains in Tanuf, these were bombed by the UK in 2050 during the jabal war. Very impressive way of building.
We camped in wadi tanuf at a beautiful picnic area. There was even firewood to make coffee!
Justin cycled 36km all on his own, he is quite proud and is doing a great job.