Just stepping out of my hotel here in Arambol, there are so many things that catch the eye and I want to take pictures of everything. I wouldn’t put down my camera if I took every photo opportunity. There is always so much going on! People, animals, natures, colours, all coming together in such an amazing combination. So I capture what I can, although I am aiming to take more for my last ten days here. But here are some of my favourites from what I have taken so far:
There’s nothing like enjoying the morning with a cup of coffee, loved ones, and butterflies.
Feeling a bit nostalgic today, so here are some pictures I took on my GoPro of my sailboat (the Limerick) on Lake Michigan in Chicago, and also an unusually cloudy day.
During this desert adventure we stayed at Kibbutz Ketura, just north of Eilat in the south of Israel. This kibbutz was founded by a group of all Americans in 1973. We went on a tour of their huge solar panel field, there are some very interesting facts about the field in the article below: http://www.timesofisrael.com/worlds-first-self-cleaning-solar-park-in-the-arava-valley/ Just to give you an idea in case you don’t want to read the whole thing: Each night, the 20-acre facility is cleaned by 100 Israeli-made robots, which brush and clean the hundreds of solar panels, generating 9 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. It’s a technical breakthrough, said Eran Meller, CEO of Ecoppia, which built the robot cleaning crew, that could encourage more use of solar power. -David Shamah, World’s first self-cleaning solar park in the Arava Valley Other than the inspiring work they’re doing there as far a solar energy goes, the place is beautiful! There is nothing like hiking in the desert, nothing! The silence, the vastness of it all, it’s so grounding. I even found some fossil …
Camping at the Dead Sea sounds like a good idea, and it is… You get to wake up with sun rising over the salty sea, wade in its uninhabited waters, take in its healing powers. Yes its very nice and all, but only until the unrelenting sun is up and ready to start the day, then its a little less nice. Your skin begs you for freshwater as the salt dries it up with the help of the sun. I got lucky, next to where we slept on the beach there was fresh water streaming from..I have no idea where. And as if the sun and heat weren’t enough, killer flies were sent to finish us off. Yes camping is fun, but next time I think I’ll take the more touristy route and just go to the spa at the Dead Sea instead. Equipped with umbrella, lawn chair, icy drink, and a swimming pool to cool off my skin.