Fishing at 1400 metres above sea level

Abilash Thomas and Michael in Khasab tours car on inland road from KhasabWhen we were told we were going fishing high in the mountains I asked if we need to bring our rod and tackle.  Not if you want fresh fish replied Abilash Thomas, our guide with Khasab Tours, because the fish we are going to see have been dead for many years.

It was only when I flipped through the pages of our guide book that we realised were were on a mission to find fossilised fish.

The Jabal Hareem Fossils are situated in Wilayt Khasab of the Musandam Governorate, located at an altitude of about 1400 meters above sea level. The is a place of natural beauty with picturesque mountain village, valleys and prairies with paddies, which add to the alluring charm of the place and make it perfect for photography.

Fossilized fish and shells at 1400 metres above sea levelThe fossils that are found here, date back millions of years.

Wet the rocks with some water and you can plainly see the fish shells and fossils along with traces of other aquatic creatures that existed here in the past. The high peaks were once located under the sea, and now some two hundred and fifty million years later, they are visible on land for us to marvel at.