The desert floods in Oman evoked an interesting reaction. We witnessed the wonderment of children who rarely see swimmable wadis (a ravine that is dry except in the rainy season), and the bewilderment of the adults that looked on. Sadly, six people drowned that day in the Arabian desert as the dry ground was incapable of absorbing the rain water that filled the wadis and overflowed flooding the desert roads. We were lucky to be with an experienced guide who was able to bring us to safety, yet even he stopped to take photos of this rare and unusual event.
I shared more details back when the floods took place. I am adding several new photos today:
We witnessed the desert floods in Oman, traveling east from Misfat Falaj to Muscat in 2012.
Have you ever seen flash or desert floods? How did you react to seeing the desert floods in Oman? Are you participating in the AtoZ Challenge 2014?
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