Old & New
Favorite thing: Although the attractions of Al Hamra and Misfah are the old towns, the people in these towns are moving into the new town areas which are located nearby. Therefore, you will see one part belonging to the old town & another part belong to the new town (with new houses of course). This photograph shows the new town portion of Misfah, also located along the cliffs of the Western Hajar Mountains.
Favorite thing: During my time in Misfah, I am surprised that many small fishes actually live in the waters of the Falaj (water channels) which supply fresh water to the town. I even spotted a pair of frogs next to the Falaj and apparently they may be mating. Next expect to find frogs in this part of Oman !
Tracing the source of the Misfah Falaj
Favorite thing: When I was in Misfah, I had the chance to go a relaxing walk to trace the source of the Falaj (water channel) of Misfah. This involves walking along the Falaj for about 20 minutes (one way) before finally reaching the source among the mountains. The walk is relatively easy except for one small part where I have to take off my shoes and walk in the Falaj (see photograph) because of two large rocks along the sides of the Falaj.