Day 4: Breathing and Floating
Trip Start May 19, 2009
30Trip End Jun 16, 2009
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We rented snorkel equipment and headed into the water, which was comfortable, but surprisingly a little cooler than we expected. It's been 30 years since I snorkeled (at Sharm el-Sheikh at the southernmost point of Sinai), so I was a little rusty
The rest of the afternoon was indeed restful: reading, snacking, and napping under the shelter, looking at the rocky hills of Jordan rise across the water into the hazy blue sky. Then it was back to the hotel for an hour by the pool, which is serenaded by Israeli pop over the loudspeakers. The place is called the Prima Music Hotel, so there's a music theme: album covers line the corridors and the lobby; and there are music shows in the evening. After waiting a bit for it to cool, we went across to the street for dinner, finding a great spot literally on the water: a nice, clean beach restaurant, with open-air seating on a deck jutting out just above the crashing waves below
Tonight, early to bed, since we're up and out of here by 6:50 a.m. for a tour of Wadi Rum and Petra, Jordan. Will be out of touch until Sunday night, when we come back to Eilat before renting a car for the drive to the Dead Sea on Monday.
(As an aside, be aware that you can see larger version of the pictures just by clicking on them. This might be useful especially for the panorama in this entry. Also: Kevin's blog is here, too: www.travelpod.com/members/hkcigar. Check it out!)