Dead Sea Daytrip

Ein Gedi waterfall

We took the bus down to the Dead Sea, lowest spot on earth, and went first to the Ein Gedi nature reserve. There, in the midst of the desert, is a glorious oasis.

Ein Gedi Kibbutz vegetation

We lunched at Kibbutz Ein Gedi, an oasis of a man-made source, planted with tropical vegetation from around the world. But where the irrigation stops, the desert begins.

Joel floats Robin floats Joel gets muddy

Yes, you really do float in the Dead Sea. The mud didn't do a whole lot for Joel's arms, though.

Sun setting

The sun set as we drove back up to Jerusalem. That night we had a delicious meal at a Belgian restaurant overlooking the walls of the Old City.

back to Jerusalem   On again to Jerusalem

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