Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea

Our trip to Masada and the Dead Sea took us back down Highway 1 and back down below sea level. There was a fatal accident along Highway 90, which necessitated us stopping at a roadside tourist spot for awhile - which gave us a chance to get some pictures on a rather pitiful-looking camel.

Along Highway 90 we passed the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. The drive also included a stop at the Ahava factory outlet for some stunningly expensive beauty products made with Dead Sea minerals.

Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Sunrise
05/27/2011 05:42:16
Sunrise
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - The bus
05/27/2011 07:41:40
The bus
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - The bus
05/27/2011 07:51:16
The bus
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Leaving Jerusalem - Dome of the Rock
05/27/2011 08:07:08
Leaving Jerusalem - Dome of the Rock
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Judean Hills
05/27/2011 08:11:14
Judean Hills
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Increasingly barren hills
05/27/2011 08:12:44
Increasingly barren hills
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Bedouin
05/27/2011 08:13:06
Bedouin
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Bedouin
05/27/2011 08:15:20
Bedouin
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Bedouin
05/27/2011 08:15:40
Bedouin
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Bedouin
05/27/2011 08:15:42
Bedouin
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Bedouin
05/27/2011 08:15:44
Bedouin
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Camel
05/27/2011 08:19:12
Camel
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Judean Hills
05/27/2011 08:20:44
Judean Hills
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Sea Level
05/27/2011 08:20:56
Sea Level
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Sea Level
05/27/2011 08:21:14
Sea Level
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Judean Hills
05/27/2011 08:23:32
Judean Hills
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Jericho
05/27/2011 08:24:28
Jericho
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - V.I.Pizza
05/27/2011 08:25:08
V.I.Pizza
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Camel
05/27/2011 08:25:14
Camel
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Camel photos
05/27/2011 08:29:12
Camel photos
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Camel photos
05/27/2011 08:29:28
Camel photos
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Camel photos
05/27/2011 08:32:16
Camel photos
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Checkpoint
05/27/2011 08:52:54
Checkpoint
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Desert moderne?
05/27/2011 08:56:16
Desert moderne?
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Date palms
05/27/2011 08:57:44
Date palms
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Greenhouses
05/27/2011 09:00:14
Greenhouses
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Greenhouses
05/27/2011 09:00:24
Greenhouses
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Qumeran
05/27/2011 09:01:16
Qumeran
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Qumeran
05/27/2011 09:04:50
Qumeran
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Qumeran
05/27/2011 09:05:20
Qumeran
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Accident
05/27/2011 09:09:00
Accident
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead sea with fence
05/27/2011 09:13:18
Dead sea with fence
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Stay off the beach
05/27/2011 09:13:36
Stay off the beach
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead sea
05/27/2011 09:13:52
Dead sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Ruins
05/27/2011 09:14:04
Ruins
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Highway 90
05/27/2011 09:16:22
Highway 90
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Date palms
05/27/2011 09:18:00
Date palms
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead sea
05/27/2011 09:18:48
Dead sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead sea
05/27/2011 09:22:10
Dead sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Ahava
05/27/2011 09:28:44
Ahava
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Tree ladder
05/27/2011 09:30:34
Tree ladder
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Salt sculpture
05/27/2011 09:31:20
Salt sculpture
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Ahava
05/27/2011 09:32:02
Ahava
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Sales pitch
05/27/2011 09:32:18
Sales pitch
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Greywater drip irrigation
05/27/2011 09:52:10
Greywater drip irrigation
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Judean Hills west of the Dead Sea
05/27/2011 09:52:40
Judean Hills west of the Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Judean Hills west of the Dead Sea
05/27/2011 09:53:28
Judean Hills west of the Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Me
05/27/2011 09:55:00
Me
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead Sea
05/27/2011 10:13:30
Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead Sea
05/27/2011 10:13:58
Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Ibex
05/27/2011 10:14:20
Ibex
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead Sea
05/27/2011 10:14:52
Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead Sea
05/27/2011 10:15:16
Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Ibex
05/27/2011 10:15:24
Ibex
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Highway 90
05/27/2011 10:17:46
Highway 90
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Dead Sea
05/27/2011 10:18:50
Dead Sea
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Date palms
05/27/2011 10:19:52
Date palms
Day 5: Driving to the Dead Sea - Masada airport
05/27/2011 10:29:34
Masada airport

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