|Enjoy a Camel Ride|
for 10 Shekels
|The public area at Ein Gedi|
at the Dead Sea
We already had our bathing suits on, so we found a shady area and took off our outer clothing. One needs to be sure to have foot-wear for the trek to the shore of the Dead Sea. I had a pair of "flip flops" that didn't do the job, so I wore my walking shoes. Along the shore of the water are stones and rocks, so navigating the beach is a challenge. But -- once in the water, it's another story. It doesn't take long before you are past the stones and into the deeper water.
|That's me sitting on the shore|
in he center of the photo
The water is warm and feels "oily" to the skin. Your skin feels smooth and healthy. Being so far below sea level, I learned that the harmful UV rays of the sun are greatly reduced, thereby making the sun-bathing and swimming beneficial and healthy.
|Linda at the Dead Sea|
We returned to Jerusalem at about 4 o:clock and walked the Ben Yehuda shopping mall for a couple of hours. We found a "Coffee Bean" (we have one in Palm Desert), and enjoyed a nice "cuppa" coffee. Later, we had an enjoyable dinner and decided to call it a day.
|"Now let's see what's happening today."|
It's hard to believe we will have been here 2 weeks on Friday. Our days have been filled with enjoyable adventures. As stated elsewhere, I'm sure we missed a lot, but we've seen a lot too. So, we're pretty pleased with our decision to extend our stay in Jerusalem.