Red Sea

Left Jerusalem early this morning. It was cold, wet and still trying to rain. I drove to the valley of Elah, where David and Goliath had their battle. I wish I could have gotten a good picture, but the weather and roads were against me. Where I could get a beautiful shot, the road had no spot to stop.

This side is Israel, the mountains and such on the far side is Jordan. The city of Eilat and its Jordanian counterpart sit next to each other, I guess you can cross into the Jordanian side, but not sure why one would?

This kind of makes me want to travel the badlands of Wyoming!

Yea, though I drive my Fiat through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for my gas tank is full and the weather is good…

A whole lot of nothing.

Right before I take the switchbacks to the bottom.

For the most part, when there is a ‘bridge’ it’s just the low spot in the surrounding area. These posts are on the bridge so drivers can see how deep the water is. For the most part everytime I saw ‘bridge’ it was one of these. Not access, no staying extra.

I am not sure how many zillions I have seen of these trees, but they are everywhere!

Jerusalem was cold and wet, Eilat has an average of 360 sunny days a year. It was nice to leave the coat off and actually enjoy the drive. Eilat is different, kind of reminds me of Park City without the snow, has palm trees and everyone speaks a language I don’t understand. But it has outlet stores, and the people dress for nice sunny days.

The sun is about to set.

Paddle faster! I hear banjos!

Couple of sailing ships.

That is Jordan on the far side of the bay.

Well, that’s it for today, the drive took a while. Okay here is some trivia. Israel is slightly larger in size than Box Elder County. It has almost 8.5 million people to Box Elders population of 54,000, so multiply everyone in Box Elder by 156 people and then shove them all into Box Elder County!

2 thoughts on “Red Sea

    1. Yep! Its the badlands of Wyoming. Just with funny sounding languages and a large Red Sea. Oh, and the Merkava main battle tank. There is a base on one side of the road, they cross it and park on the other side where their range is. I would have liked to take a photo, but I don’t want to end up in trouble with the IDF! hahaha


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