Scenery/Natural Sights - Dead Sea, Israel [Dense water]

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Visited: Late Nov, Mid Feb

A unique floating experience here, where swimming is a challenge of simply keeping limbs below the surface of the water. Not a place to go with any minor cuts or grazes, and snorkelled treasure hunters attest to the ring relieving properties of the saline water. Around the sea, the stunningly dry hillsides rise up to well over sea level, highlights being Ein Gedi, Masada and Qumran.
Dead Sea - Israel [Dense water]
Southern Dead Sea and Jordan, Dead Sea, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 11-Feb-94, W62

Ruins at Qumran, Qumran (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E536

View to N along Dead Sea coast from above Ein Feshka, Dead Sea, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E537

Eastern Judean Hills from nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E539

Masada (+50m) from summit of Ma’ale El’azar, Masada (S), Walk Around Masada (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E543

Masada and salt formations in Dead Sea basin, Masada (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E544

Bamboo in Nahal David with Yishai Mtn above (R), (190m), Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E552

Yishai summit (R) (190m) from Dead Sea shore at Ein Gedi, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E559

Shulamit Falls, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E557

Dead Sea warning board and deck-chair man (R) at Ein Bodek, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 11-Feb-99, E660