October 30, 2010

Travel to Oman

Emirates 866 from Frankfurt to Dubai.

Well there probably won't be any climbing or mountain style posts in the next month and a half. On Oct 25th, I left Calgary for a 6 week desert-seismic tour in Oman. It may not be the most varied work in the world, but after months of winter and summer guiding, the change of pace is welcome. No cell phone. Not much computer. Barely any music. Just a lot of sand, heat and work. Not a bad way to recharge the batteries and hit the reset button. The last time I did this sort of gig was back in 2006 when I worked seismic in Libya. I find it hard to believe that 4 years have passed since then. But I guess that's how it goes. Time has a special way of crawling by from day to day while racing by from year to year.

Here are some shots from the journey over. Maybe it will make you want to travel...

Leaving Calgary. I know it's hard to believe but the Air Canada flight from Calgary to Frankfurt was 4 hours late.

Cool scenery over the south-east coast of Greenland.

Where the last photo was taken.

A much more civilized flying experience. Frankfurt to Dubai.

Emirates takes the flying experience seriously.

The map showed us flying directly over Baghdad.

On the ground in Dubai and waiting for the last flight to Muscat.

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