My camp site – Salut.

Camp site behind the hill that has tower tomb & Greek looking shrine – Salut. Just time to get my tent up and a can of Guinness while I cook some food  😎

Camp site -Salut.My first attempt at using the in-camera panoramic stitch programme of the Fuji X-pro1 & Fujinon 27mm f2.8 lens.

A bit soft, it needs an increase in the iso/shutter speed; not sure which at the moment, so more playing required. It’s also strange using the ‘live-view’ or viewfinder. Years of using 6×6 or SLR viewfinders has made me complacent.

A smallish take anywhere camera that fits into my camel-back pack when out walking/trekking. On sale over the Xmas period in UK, for a very good price ! (with two lenses) so it must be due for replacement. Puts my Nikon F2sb into the dark-ages the way cameras get replaced these days; mind you the Nikon will still be going strong for the next 20 years or more – cannot say that about digital cameras.

As for the camp site: I actually went behind the hill looking for a way up to the monuments – scrambled my way up, only to find the signs of a path and steps on the other side!!!! typical.

Bronze Age site of Salut.

Archaeological site - SalutJust a quick image from my latest travels – the Archaeological site – Salut.

I have about 80 unprocessed images & 3 rolls of film, it will keep me out of mischief for a while.


Off on my travels again – this time in search of the early Bronze Age site of Salut, some 20 kilometres south of Bahla & Jabrin fort.
A place I have known about for several years, but never visited until now; glad I left it so late because there has been extensive archaeological research carried out recently.
The site has been put forward for inclusion on the UNESCO world heritage list of sites with major historical interest.
It has had extensive human settlement in this area since at least the end of the fourth millennium BC to the present day. Observable by the large concentration of archaeological evidence that can still be seen. There are indications of very large settlements from the Bronze Age (c.3000-1300BC) and following Iron Age (c.1300-300 BC) probably through to the Middle Ages, with farming still carried on in 2015.