September 12, 2010

The Oasis Tour of Israel

Apparently, I just exhausted the fourth and final natural swimming spot of Israel. Well, we didn't exactly swim this time; we did that in the Red Sea last time. And it wasn't salty enough to make us float; that was the Dead Sea two-and-a-half years ago. It wasn't so cold that we only tiptoed in, that was the Mediterranean in March. I guess you might say that we "anchored" in the bath-warm summer water of the Kinnerat (Sea of Galilee). Its the blue dot under the "A" to the right.
Photo by Eldad Drori

Ayelet, her parents, and I made the cross-country trek in Israel during our recent visit. We drove all the way from the west coast to the east coast and back in a day! Actually, it's not too uncommon since our drive from Tel Aviv was only about 2 and 1/2 hours. And since we packed our swimsuits when leaving chilly Germany, we were going to matter what.
Photo by Eldad Drori

Photo by Eldad Drori
It was a quick dip in the Kinnerat, just before sunset. As far as I could see, we had the entire lake to ourselves. There was little speculation from Israelis we had talked to about it being too empty, but maybe it was because of the demand to go to a nearby crocodile farm (sorry, inside joke).

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