The Dead Sea

At 423 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest land based place on earth.
Salt crusted rocks lining the shoreline .
The buoyancy while ‘swimming’ is super fun. You just float. And there is no need to worry about anything nibbling your toes. The 35% salinity does not support marine life
We camped on the shores each night as we walked the 50 kilometre length.
Along the way there were natural hot springs which I had been looking forward to. They did not disappoint and we settled in for a couple of nights. But I had to get up super early in the morning before anyone arrived to wear my bathing suit. Otherwise, I went in fully dressed as there were many men soaking but no women. Given the place, a bathing suit would not have been appropriate.
Gord is not generally a fan of full immersion but the warm waterfalls were agreeable, even for him.
I was literally craving tomatoes one day and rounded a corner to see this! Needless to say we feasted, but felt bad for the poor farmer who lost his tomatoes. The previous day there was a wind storm with winds so strong it was hard to walk against. The blowing sand felt like needles on our face and we figure it blew racks of tomatoes right off the truck.
Even the road scenery was breathtaking and it was a treat to walk along the sea. But the pavement has wreaked further havoc with my troublesome Achilles’ tendons and so we will be taking the bus for the next section.

6 responses »

  1. It is so refreshing to read your news and see your smile under the hot springs. Very uplifting in these troubled times and on this cold Ottawa morning, Thanks!

  2. Wow!! Tomatoes on the side of the road! Bet that didn’t stop you – thinking of that skittle 😉
    The Dead Sea is SO beautiful. I can’t stop thinking about it. Looks gorgeous. My kids and I love to swim. We would of swam with you !! Keep safe! Enjoy your travels ❤ V

    • Haha. That didn’t stop me at all!
      You would love the Dead Sea and the kids would adore swimming in it. It was so cool But you sure know any cuts and scrapes you have. Lol. Thanks Venus!

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  3. So amazing to follow along on all that you’re seeing. The scenery and historic sights are breathtaking. And the fooood!! So! Yum!! Street food literally and figuratively, lol.

    • I’m so happy to have you along Bronwen. Thanks for reading! The sights, scenery and food have truly been wonderful! I feel so fortunate to be able to be here. Xoxo

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