Let’s keep this simple. I’m not going to write about misty mountains as the backdrop while driving to this place neither am I going to write about the beautiful roads. Words wouldn’t do justice. We love Kalba (google maps coordinate: 25.051070, 56.349396) and the roads leading to Kalba for more than one reason.
On the way back from Kalba, there is this little exit with Showka written on it. I have seen the name couple of times, but this time a friend who was driving along said he wanted to visit that place, I gladly obliged to drive alongside him.
The remote area had a small restaurant, probably not more than 6 people can sit at the same time. The food … pretty awesome.
We drove towards the dam later, on the way there is a a channel with flowing water. Looked pretty nice and since I had my camera with me, I clicked some pictures.
The place we visited first is a ravine/channel (25.104336, 56.020877), and then the dam (25.105970, 56.044442).
The best part of any travel is actually the photographs that come along… hell yeah
The water looks pretty clear, except for the plastic bottles thrown in by people. Sad
Tried hard to keep them plastic bottles out of the frame
Then my over post processed shot, meeeeh…this should have some takers.
From the wadi (ravine/channel in Arabic) we left for the dam. Only have this one picture of the dam, since there is nothing more than this.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone to drive all the way to Shawka (Showka) just for this. If you are planning to visit some place nearby, you can probably think of paying a quick visit to this place.
These pics were taken on my Nikon D5200 + 18-105 nikkor, edited in LR.
Peaceful night, y’all 🙂
Warning: If anyone is planning to swim in those wadi’s (the one having green waters) please note that they are pretty deep and with absolutely nothing below to step on. So yeah, I warned you. Also those waters are another example of calmness often brings deepness along.
The numbers mentioned next to the places are Google map coordinates. Copy that and paste in Google maps to see the exact location. If you don’t find them, feel free to use the comment section below.