Floating in the Dead Sea

Trip Start Jan 19, 2010
Trip End Jan 26, 2010

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Friday, January 22, 2010

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After reaching in the early afternoon a fabulous Beachside Resort along the Dead Sea in which we had the use of the entire facilities for the next three hours, Michel and I followed Akram inside the resort where he made some final arrangements with the management for our stay.  A time and meeting place was decided and off he went leaving us behind.

We proceeded to follow a pathway that led to the changing rooms where, in a jiffy, our bathing suits were put on.  The entire place was quite lovely plus the weather was extremely pleasant with its hot piercing sun, wonderful blue hazy sky, nice warm breeze but most of all, right in front of us, for the picturesque turquoise coloured Dead Sea attracting us with its soothing calm waves.  Israel was quite visible on the other side of the Sea.

Michel was the first one to jump in the Dead Sea wanting to experience the feeling of floating and to see by himself if it was actually "truth or fiction"!   Action speaks for itself, 'floating' he did and just like a cork!  After trying different positions for a while, out he came and in I went into the Dead Sea.

Putting my toes in first convinced me that the water was warm enough for me to go in.  After walking a short distance, I tried to see for myself how things would work out.  Without a doubt, there I was definitely defying gravity with my two legs and two arms pointing way up into the sky.  I was actually floating, yes, and all by myself without the help of nobody.  It felt strange at first but enjoyable at the same time.  It was a wonderful overwhelming experience.

After a while, out I came heading towards the direction of the mud treatment.  This gluey black coloured mud, which is well known for its healing powers of minerals, was put all over my body and face when all of a sudden, it struck on me.  It struck on me that here I was at this exact moment, at the lowest point on the surface of the earth being covered from head to toes by this sea mud.  I must have looked just like a sea monster coming right out of the Dead Sea.  Quite a picture!  

The mud on the skin felt quite good and soothing.  Walking around the beach under the sun's rays for a good half an hour made it dry up quite fast.  Back into the water I went, defying once again gravity.  In the water, the mud quickly turned into an oily substance that felt so good and refreshing on the skin.  After washing it off, Michel and I headed towards the showers and then relaxed around the pool enjoying our last hour at the Dead Sea.

Thankful for the Dead Sea.

Monique   :-)

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Spiders on

very 'nice pictures, I like I like... Floating on the water ... wow...

look like fun,...

Happ on

Very interesting.

amena on

Floating in this kind of water is like floating in jello. It must be great fun.At least there is no danger of drowning. It's the real place for people who are unable to swim....but if your are very thirsty ...the trouble is that you can't drink the darn stuff...as it would kill you. I think also beside the salt there is also the ;pollution in the water that keeps a person afloat. Welll anyway it's quite an experiience to enjoy.

lion on

Floating in the Dead Sea you could relax or read a book .Yes like you said mud is a good treatment for the skin. nice pictures

Sabrina on

What an adventure! The mud treatment seemed nice...

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