From Oman to India over the Arabian Sea

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Leaving Muscat – up at 5 and departing at 9.  It is amazing how long it takes in the morning – getting through customs – paying all the fees and etc.

Our journey today – flew at 9000 feet – much over water of the Arabian Sea – flew by Iran – Pakistan – and entered on the Pakistan coast.

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Travelling is often filled with surprises – as was the coast of Pakistan – I really had no idea what to expect.  We came in on the Indus River Delta.  A massive delta of 2,300 square miles.  This delta is home to the largest arid mangrove forests in the world (this area gets between 9 and 20 inches of rain a year) as well is home to many birds, fish and the Indus Dolphin.

And flying over – the shapes and colours are pretty wild!  I will post a number of photos

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This one looked like a massive tree.

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On the border of Pakistan and India

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The fields are amazing from the air

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More fields

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Fields and landscape closer to Ahmedabad, India.

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Power plant outside of Ahmedabad (nuclear maybe?)

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Landing and fuelling up – 45 degrees Celsius!!

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All the fuel guys holding the wobbly ladder for Dylan as he balanced on the top.

So we are here for the night – took a short walk on the crazy crazy streets of downtown Ahmedabad – had a fantastic curry buffet.

Sure feels like Greenland is a long long ways off – from jumping off the path to avoid a dog sled to 45 degrees and dodging trucks, buses, tuk tuks and motor bikes in India.

Tomorrow – off to Myanmar.


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