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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Al Sawadi beach, a great day out

Al Sawadi Beach
One of the best ways to plan a great day out is to head to a beach which is meant 'just for you'. And the Al Sawadi beach in Oman certainly qualifies as that!

A solitary boat

With lovely white sand, water which is almost transparent, fishing boats to take you where-ever  you want and miles and miles of walking space, this is a spot to which you can go to again and again, and enjoy it differently each time.

At a distance of just over 150 kms or so from Muscat, Al Sawadi lies within easy driving distance and the route itself is a very well planned  one. To top it all, there is a four star hotel resort there as well, so if you want to plan an overnight trip, well that poses no problem too.

So the next time, youre looking for a place to chill out and relax, try Al Sawadi.I'm quite sure that you will find yourself returning there for many more trips...... 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Try, try and you will succeed. A lesson re-learnt from two little boys

Delighted with his find

Many, years ago I read a story of Robert Bruce of Scotland and the spider.From what I recall, the Earl had been fighting the English for a very long time and at one point, he was at his wits end-would he ever manage to defeat his enemies?

Then one day in Rachrin, off the Irish coast while he sat terribly troubled in a small cottage where he was in hiding, he witnessed something that was to give him a new lease of life and victory. It was just something as small and inconsequential as a spider trying to spin a web and move from one beam to the next.He watched the spider try six times and fail in each of those attempts.He told himself, were the spider to succeed then he too would be able to fight the English, yet again, and win this time.( for he too had tried and failed six times already.) 

And miraculously, the seventh time the spider was lucky! 

His web held and he was able to
Try, Try and Try again
And they really did- Succeed!
get across to the next beam.And that was all that Robert Bruce needed.Never looking back from the next day on wards, he went on to become King Robert Bruce of Scotland.

Something similar was witnessed by me some time back afternoon and I think the photographs will really tell you  the story.

After finding this piece of thermacol, this  little boy and his friend, tried, tried and then some more, before they were able to ride these waves and how!

A lesson that I re-learnt, nothing ever really comes easy, ask those who have failed and then succeeded...