This is one of the most famous landmarks of israel , a stronghold on the desert with great view to the dead sea , a symbol of courage.
You can enjoy this place for a few hours and go to the dead sea to relax.
you can climb on a cable car or walk up the hill.
The view from here is amazing but the sun is very strong so be aware.
Well as I said somewhere before, one of the best things to do with water is have a waterfight and Sharon and Tal decided to do it right.......they must have gone at it for at least 30 minutes, I was getting tired just watching and photographing. We still have not come back with an opinion on who "won" this battle, but it was fun to watch or even participate....
Here you can see the double waterfall where it splits into two small waterfalls. Here at this spot there is always shade, even during noontime by the overhanging rock.
Thanks to Sharon for letting me have a copy of this photo she took.
As the small spring makes its way through the canyon green has grown here in the middle of the dry and parched desert. Once you leave the confines of the enclosed canyon you will find NO green, except where cultivated or at other sources of water.
Take a look at the water and try to imagine yourself coming out of the hot and burning desert, from 50°C heat, searing down on you. All of a sudden you come upon the sound of WATER trickling over the rocks and then you SEE it. It is truly a sight.
This is the entrance to the canyon where the oasis of Ein Bokek or Nahal Bokek lies. They say that "looks decieve" and this is never more true than here. In the desert, water is life and if you look deep within this small canyon you will find a fresh water spring that gives life.
This is the lowest place on earth !
400 meters below sea level full with minerals and salt.
Very relaxing and the floating effect is a lot of fun.
Thanks Sharon for sending me this pic of my two favorite girls, you and Tal. It was great to see you two having so much fun on this outing.
Stacey decided to "conquer" the larger waterfall in the proud traditon of Sir Edmund Hillary to make the Queen proud....(it is about 5 meters high).
Here are those stairs again, but without my "model".... The pool just below here is shaded by tamarisk trees and bamboo, a great place to rest a hot body.