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.
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
This one looked like a massive tree.
On the border of Pakistan and India
The fields are amazing from the air
Fields and landscape closer to Ahmedabad, India.
Power plant outside of Ahmedabad (nuclear maybe?)
Landing and fuelling up – 45 degrees Celsius!!
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.