Day 3 - Friday 24th October
It was all go at 5:30am. The things we do for Jesus! After a 3 hour journey into the Negev Desert (what was the Biblical wilderness) we finally came to the southern most point of Israel where it meets its border with Jordan. We stopped at Timna Park in the Arava Valley where we were treated to the copper mines and a full size replica of the Tabernacle. As we were about to enter the Holy of Holies we heard the unexpected Psalm of the Nokia theme tune! Martin Hiley having received a call from the good folk of St Giles School. He didn’t take the call.
On the way back out of the desert we saw one of the great wonders of nature – the Ramon Crater – a 60km natural depression in the earth surface caused millions of years ago (or on Day 5 depending on your own theological bent!) by the movement of the tectonic plates of Africa and Asia. Eventually we made it back for the start of the Jewish Sabbath and spent our second night in Be’r Sheva.
Bob Kiteley and Dan Annenberg, 26/10/2008