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... together at Soco, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Soco and Azekah, in Ephes–dammim.” ;1 Samuel 17:1
Now... The trip was about to come alive. The Valley of Elah! We saw the hills of Soco, and could imagine 1000's of hairy fierce and formidable Philistines swarming over all those hills. We even took a picture of a burnt out campfire (no doubt the remains from the Philistine camp). Then the ...
... was a pretty lacklustre sunrise and then had another breakfast of flat bread and spreads. It would be pretty hard to expect more than this though considering our location.
After breakfast we got some last shots and plenty of mental pictures of our digs before leaving camp in our dust, literally.Back at the village we met our bus and loaded up for our drive to one of our most anticipated activities and a modern wonder of the world.
I'd love to be able to say the idea to join the world of blogging came to me while I was on The Mount of Olives after having just left there on a recent visit to Jerusalem! When in fact, it came to me on a tour bus full of fellow cruisers, most old enough to be my parent as we whizzed past the Dead Sea resorts where bathers were happily bobbing in the waste and sludge of the factories (I mean sacred and healing waters) we had passed earlier in the day, and I covered my nose ...
... tickets. Ironically, no official ever verified our ticket at the gate, and we simply drove in. Once past there, the shysters (as I called them) were not to be seen again until we drove out the following morning.
It was no problem to find our guide while once inside. I parked and a man approached, using my name as his bona fides to prove that he in fact DID work for Mehedi. We followed him through this ramshackle town, which was not much more than a small grid ...
... same view from half way up as from the top. Logic you see.
Wow. Wow. Wow. What an incredible vista. Simply stunning. Desert beneath with mountains in the mid distance accentuated by hazy silhouettes of more mountains in the far distance. Absolutely no sense of scale. Awesome. This is why I work.
Return to Aqaba. Much, much hotter than Wadi Rum. 43C hot. With a hint of humidity. Ouch. In need of a quick trim visit the Golden Anchor Hair Saloon. I know how to treat ...