A Visit to the Dead Sea

By Romi

Last week our family went to the Dead Sea. First when we got there we went right into the water carefully because you don’t want to splash water into your mouth, nose or eyes. The water in the Dead Sea is so salty that it could hurt you and make you sick if it gets in your eyes or you swallow it.

A view of the Dead Sea from above

A view of the Dead Sea from above

At the beach!

At the beach!

Once the water gets up to your knees you squat down and lay back carefully. Now you are floating on top of the water! I never thought I could float on water so easily. If you want to float on water without any problem, this is the place to go.

Floating in the Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea

Noah and Caleb enjoying the water

Noah and Caleb enjoying the water

After we were done floating, we went to take a shower on the beach. At a nearby store we had bought a big bucket of Dead Sea mud. We put the mud on once we were dry and after 20 minutes went back in the water to scrub it off. Once you are done taking off the mud and floating in the water some more, your skin is so soft and smooth.

Mudded up and ready to rinse!

Mudded up and ready to rinse!

Now it's Daddy's turn

Now it’s Daddy’s turn

My favorite part was just floating in the water, putting on mud and helping put mud on each other. If you don’t like putting your head under water when you swim or you are not a good swimmer yet, the Dead Sea is the place for you because you don’t want to put your head under water and all you have to do is float!

After our swim we also visited the En Gedi Nature Reserve. This is a beautiful park where you hike up to a waterfall. Here are some picture from our hike.

En Gedi

En Gedi trail

Lower David waterfall

Lower David waterfall

5 Comments

  1. Oh Sue! You just need a little lunch and this would be your perfect day!

  2. That mud sure looks like fun! Wish you could bring some home. Romi, being in the water is my favorite place to be and floating in the Dead Sea sounds like a blast!

  3. Romi, loved your post your description was great. What a perfect day.

  4. What a fun day you all had. How come Max is the only one who put mud in their face? Thanks for the post and pictures Romi.

  5. How fun! I definitely want to visit the Dead Sea. What an experience and great post, Romi!

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