After a lot of lounging around we went walking along the promenade and then for a late lunch, it was dark by the time the Samson's caught a taxi back to their Kibbutz.
We finished the great day with more relaxing and later a desert and coffee instead of supper.
Our new friends, the Samson family, were also in Eilat, staying at Kibbutz Eilot just outside of the town. They came into Eilat and we had a great day together. We started off on the beach and swimming in the Red Sea, a very calm sea and quite warm for this time of the year and also a lot more buoyant than expected. Not quite the Dead Sea sort of buoyancy but an easier float than most oceans. Then, children armed with ice creams, we spent a few hours at the hotel's three swimming pools, one each for toddlers and children and a beautiful big pool for everyone else.