One more port visit, this time in Salalah, Oman, on the Arabian Sea/Indian Ocean. I don't have much to say about this port either, although it was fairly relaxing and I took a couple of opportunities to swim in the ocean in December, which was pleasantly warm. There was a cove that reminded me a good bit of Shark's Cove in Hawaii, although with less diversity of sea life.
The map on left (borrowed and modified from Wikipedia) approximates the US Fifth Fleet of operations, which is where I've been for the last several months. I've underlined the ports that we visited while deployed. The majority of the time I spent, as previously mentioned, in the Arabian Sea, specifically in an area known as the Gulf of Aden (which is directly underneath Yemen).
We're out of here soon, which means we're homeward bound.