Day 7 - Tuesday 28th October
Greetings on this beautiful Wednesday morning from Amog Kibbutz on the Dead Sea here in Israel. We have had rain for two days.....just gentle rain that dries up as soon as it lands but it kept us away from much of the Judean Desert because of flash floods....yes flash floods!! However, all is well and we are on our way to Galilee today. I have a report of yesterday from Ann and Rosemary two of our friends who have joined the Kiteley group from other churches.
"As we set out from Jerusalem descending to the lowest point on earth we were told by our guide that today would be very much more relaxed. This proved to be the case when we stopped off at the buriel site of Moses, according to Moslem Tradition (but of course no one really knows). However, we did have time for a ride on a camel. First up were Carol and John followed by others, their faces a picture to behold.
The next stop was the Dead Sea where a lot of us took the option to take the plunge, coating ourselves in black mud from the sea bed. One funny memory of this being, Ken and others trying to get Indira to float despite her fears of water.
A fun relaxing day."
Yes, well I thought the main difficulty was getting ones feet and legs back down once you were afloat. It was really weird and in the rain!!
Trish Heywood, 29/10/2008