As you might imagine, finding accommodation around these parts is pretty scarce. I had hoped to find sanctuary in this magnificent fort in the town of Bukha. Situated on a crescent-shaped bay, it's strategically positioned with commanding view of both land and sea. The history books argue over who built it. Some say Saif bin Sultan Al Ya’rubi, a powerful ruler whose influence extended into Persia, India and East Africa, while others say it was the Portuguese when they occupied the region in the 16th and 17th centuries. Whoever built it, the fort was closed to visitors, which meant the 4×4 would have to double-up as a hotel for the night - Sweet dreams!