Our Dhow was almost empty, except for a Omani & a beautiful family from Sri Lanka. A family of 4, the children asked their Mum if they could have a photograph taken with me - not sure why - but naturally I agreed & swept the smallest child upon my knee & wrapped the other daughter into my arms the 3 of us had the most gorgeous happy cuddle. What astoundingly beautiful children, Their heart's & Souls' full of love & happiness. Again my heart was just full of love at their spontaneity & truthfulness. Its rare these days for strangers to speak let alone ask for photographs. We talked for a while, the children loved having cuddles & playing. The little one was getting a bit restless as it was a long cruise so to give the Mum a break I thought I'd keep them amused for a little while. Playing 'I draw a snake upon your back which finger prodded' they squealed with delight. What an honour to meet such a gorgeous family, so authentic & true. Just like the stunning geology, the natural wonders of Musandam, the Straits of Hormuz.
We also met & talked with the Omani, who later in the evening became a wonderful host & showed us the best Grill place locally to enjoy the freshly caught fish. Absolutely delicious. Life is truly about embracing the moment. It seems crazy now that we'd never had a holiday for 15 years. We've had more holidays in the last couple of years than our lifetime together. I'm already planning our next one for this year.