Ein Gedi National Park, end of Day 1, and Day 2

Below three pictures taken when we were on our way back from Ein Gedi National Park, should have been part of the previous story.

The kids liked the springs so much, they wanted to go back another time. So we went early next morning: 8am at the gate (Wednesday September 9). We wanted to do a longer treck around the mountains. This is somewhat up. The white is the dead sea, because of the heat and sun it just fades away with a camera. In reality you don't see a lot either. The mountains of Jordan on the other side are hardly visible during the day.

We didn't go all the way to the top: according to the office you may only do this if you take 5 liter water per person... Halfway the mountain was hot enough though. Ida was just near collapse, but luckily we came to the Shulamit spring which Ida could let run over her back as much as possible. Refreshed we continued down to Dodim cave, a very unique cave. With cave we always think about a real cave in a rock, but perhaps the cave where David hid was more like this, a pool with a cave over it?

We climbed up again and went to the Ein Gedi spring. Just five minutes in this heat is already enough to scorch you! When we came at Ein Gedi springs, the water just feels so good. The pool was small:

As you can see, the boys enjoyed themselves!

A very nice place.