A photo essay
There was a rainstorm that closed the Dead Sea road, so we went another way. It should have been scenic, but …
*Israeli history moment: In 1949, the Israeli army captured Umm Rashrash (without a battle) and they wanted to raise a flag, but they didn’t have one. So they took a sheet and painted two blue stripes and sewed on a Star of David. It went down in history as the “ink flag.” The original picture resembles the Iwo Jima flag-raising, and so the statue does too.
Then we had dinner on the beach.
Next morning’s breakfast.
The road our AirBnB is on.
Eilat has changed since I was here last. There are giant luxury hotels.
Sailboats overlooking the Red Sea.
Nice views on the beachfront promenade.
This is a view of four different hotels. Eilat is growing into quite the tourist destination.
Herrod’s is at the end of the world, I mean, the beach. Across the water, you can see the mountains of Jordan and the city of Aqaba.
Eilat doesn’t have a “beach” per se. The water in the Red Sea is quite cool and what you can see here is the main part of the beach area in Eilat (looking toward Eilat and Sinai).
Still, the weather was fabulous and the promenade was clean, not too crowded, and great for a change of scenery. We’re definitely not in Jerusalem!
As a bonus, the flowers are in bloom!