Between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Driving time: 1 hour 11 minutes, traveling east on Road 1 then south on Road 90
Distance: 78.9 kilometers (49.03 miles)
Jerusalem elevation: 785.47 meters (2,577 feet) ABOVE Sea Level
Dead Sea elevation: 423 meters (1,388 feet) BELOW Sea Level 
Average winter time temperature difference between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea: 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit)
Dead Sea Meteorological Station
Destination: Ein Gedi Sea of Spa on the Dead Sea
Dead Sea Ein Gedi Sea of Spa
Ein Gedi Sea of Spa Freshwater Pool
Ein Gedi Sea of Spa Shaded Rest Area
Purpose: Relaxation, Remembering, Renewal. The Ein Gedi (Hebrew: Goat’s Spring) area has a 2000 year old health and beauty care tradition.
Judean Desert Hills at Ein Gedi
Dead Sea Boardwalk
In the Dead Sea
In the Dead Sea2
Realization: Only in Israel can one get up on a 21st century morning and run off for a fun day in the same desert to which David escaped to hide away from an angry King Saul 3000 years ago! 
All photographs for this blog post are by Isa David-Ben-Rafael and are owned by IsraeLightly.
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2 responses to “Between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

  1. I love the spa at the Dead Sea. By the way 10 degrees Celcius is 50 degrees Fahrenheit – just a little bit warmer than 18!) :-)

    • Sherry, indeed it is a wonderful Spa! Your calculation is correct but what I meant to say was that there is an average difference of 10 degree Celsius difference between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. That is if in Jerusalem it is 13 degrees Celsius at the Dead Sea it is 23 degrees Celsius. In Fahrenheit that would be 52 degrees Fahrenheit in Jerusalem and 72 degrees Fahrenheit at the Dead Sea. So that a difference of 10 degrees Celsius between the two places is approximately a difference of 18 degrees Fahrenheit between the two locations.

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