Day Three

Today we again were blessed with cooler then normal temperatures, and a nice breeze. We spend all day in the Negev Desert area.  You will notice the land can have a huge contrast difference in a short distance. We did a bit more hiking today, which most of us were ready for. It was a fairly lengthy drive, as the Negev Desert is at the southern end of Israel. In the pictures it may look like a very boring place, but trust me, walking the land, it is anything but boring.

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Ibex along the road
Ibex along the road
Spectacled Bul Bul
Spectacled Bul Bul

Solomon’s Pillars

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Notice the black stone like objects. These are still cinders from the time they had furnaces in this area to melt down copper. A lot of copper was mined in this area.
Notice the black stone like objects. These are still cinders from the time they had furnaces in this area to melt down copper. A lot of copper was mined in this area.

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The Tabernacle

A replica of the tabernacle, to scale.
A replica of the tabernacle, to scale.

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Leon & Tris Beachy, or photographers and videographers.
Leon & Tris Beachy, our photographers and videographers.
Tuckered out.
Tuckered out.
Shade!
Shade!

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Snack time after a long hike.
Snack time after a long hike.
The Red Sea
The Red Sea

This picture was take just south of the Dead Sea, therefore it's very barren, and very little grows here.
This picture was take just south of the Dead Sea, therefore it’s very barren, and very little grows here.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
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Oh the sweetness of a soft bed!

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