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TREATS & TRICKS IN OMAN

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1 Duncan 4-15 2561 ESM

IT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS. THE YEAR IS 2003. Casablanca suffers terrorist attacks. Al Qaeda bombs Riyadh. GW Bush and British forces invade Iraq with the approval of pretty much no one. Saddam Hussein finds himself rolling downhill into some pretty-deep kimchi. Serena Williams beats Venus Williams in the Australian Open. Serena Williams beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon. The final “original-style” VW slips off the assembly line, in Mexico. Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California, drives a Hummer, smokes Cubanos. The world is having a bad-hair day.

You know how when something happens and seems so terrible, and then it turns into something wonderful. That’s the story of Duncan. It wasn’t the safest time in history to be traveling the world. And maybe even less secure for an American to travel in the Middle East. But when the travel angels land you somewhere, you go with the…

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A Manta Ray coming in close for a share of the fisherman's catch. Photo taken at Struisbaai Southern Cape. South Africa

A Manta Ray coming in close for a share of the fisherman’s catch. Photo taken at Struisbaai Southern Cape. South Africa

Treats for Manta rays!

Treats for Manta rays!

These manta rays are wild, not confined in a coastal reserve or Seaworld of any kind. They come in close when the fishermen come in on their ski-boats and the animals know they will get handouts when the fishermen have cleaned their catch.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”dailypost.wordpress.com

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