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This is an unusual view of the Persian Gulf, for all of its length from Kuwait to Oman the shoreline is flat and boring. Only at the Musandam Peninsula, near the strait of Hormuz, the mountains meet the sea. Pearls were the main source of income for the locals in the pre-oil days, of which the Gulf had plenty. Musandam peninsula is an enclave of Oman separated from the rest bythe UAE. It's very sparsely populated, a rugged place with some villages only accessible by boat. In the distance is Bukha fort (detail in workshop). These forts are found all over Oman, and are one of the country's scant cultural attractions.

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Additional Photos by Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 138 N: 6179] (28790)
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