Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

The Climb up to Al Sawadi Tower

sawadi 1  Sawadi Beach is a gorgeous place to visit in Barka – about a hour and a half from Muscat along the coast as you drive towards Sohar.  We’ve enjoyed several trips to this beautiful spot and I wrote a post about the watch tower and public beach there almost exactly 3 years ago. Time to post a more recent trip – one in which I decided to climb all the way up to the tower.  It was a moderate hike and the views at the top were well worth the effort!sawadi sign

sawadi 2

sawadi 4

sawadi 5

a lot of stairs

sawadi sunset

sunset and dhow

tower through trees

approaching tower

black and white of fort

side view of fort

sister in law at fort

climbing up to main tower

inside stairway

pattern in stairway

what a view

look up

the splendour of sawadi sunset

last pic as sun fades in horizon