Tree & rock No2Wadi Al Muayden.

Trees Jebel AkhdarJebel Akhdar – about 7000ft.

Trees Jebel Akhdar No2Jebel Akhdar: sun going down (what little there was) & possible rain.

Ps. It did rain about 02:00 so out of tent, put away cooking stuff and close my bivi top flap.

Wadi Bani Habib.

Village ruin Bani Habib No 2Another part  of the Wadi Bani Habib abandoned village complex – less often photographed as it is further along the ridge; it sustained less damage during the 1950’s campaign.

Although Shackleton bombers of the RAF bombed the Jebel Akhdar plateau, this bombing was largely ineffective as the RAF had orders only to bomb caves and water systems, not villages.  So although there are several caves in this area, how much damage was done by the bombers is hard to determine. The construction of this type of building needs constant maintenance otherwise it soon succumbs to storm damage; so a lot of what can be seen could be age related.

Abandoned village of Wadi Bani Habib.

Bani Habib villageAbandoned village of Wadi Bani Habib.

(In colour for a change) D800 with  AF-Nikkor 80 -200mm F2.8D ED

Pomegranate – Wadi Bani Habib.


Walnuts – Wadi Bani Habib.

WalnutsWalnuts growing in the Wadi Bani Habib.

Wadi Bani Habib – one of several interesting villages located on the  plateau of Jebel Akhdar (The green mountain)

Moss on rock.

Moss & rock

A tree with falaj.

Tree with Falaj


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