Shabbat in Eilat
Trip Start Nov 13, 2006
81Trip End Oct 21, 2008
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Eilat is a tourist town at the southern tip of Israel with a beach on the northern point of the Red Sea
On Friday I had stayed after diving on the beach further south from all the sleazy tourist spots . I spent the afternoon relaxing at the beach restaurant which played chilled out music and made me a Caesar sald that I didnt like. This didnt really seem to matter though as I read a book and watched the waves gently crash to the shore. Divers would sporadically emerge and an Alsation dog kept on wading in. I thought he was enjpying a dip but when he started howling everytime someone came out of the water I realised he was missing his owner who had dissapeared into the sea - 30 painstaking minutes later they were finally reunited.
I bumped into Max - the American zionist I had met in Jerusalem - at the hostel and he came out with us on the friday night. well actually he invited himself out. He was quite young and hyperactive and acted like an attention seking younger brother. The combination of him, B, and I at dinner had Sandro (a Brazilian doctor) in hysterics.
On Saturday I made the mistake of going to the main town beach area after my dive; with its loud pumping music and expensive prices, the only consolation was the sight of the girl sunbathing in front of me who had olive skin and toned body like you just wouldnt see in the UK (well ok I so happened to chose a sunbathing spotbehind her). I took the 5pm bus back to Tel Aviv where I bumped into Aaran, one of the interns from Massada (female despite the name), and we chatted on the bus ride home.