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Floating in the Dead Sea

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Pulling up to the dead sea, we see what seem to be stationary waves cresting on the beach. Actually these are salt deposits, few of which break when stepped on.

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The beach is actually clay rather than sand, so it is possible to make a body mask (which we did before going in, but don't have any pics of) or have the ground unexpectedly cave in (like with snow).
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The dead sea is like people say it is - if you get vertical in the water, you'll be floating and the water will go to about shoulder level. Otherwise, by just floating it is easy to have arms and legs pretty far out of the water.

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Because of the salinity, staying in the dead sea is uncomfortable on the skin and eyes. We were there for about half an hour, and no one wanted to stay longer in spite of the cool feeling of floating This probably explains most of the coastline having no one in the water, even where there were people on the beach near the water.

The water is of course extremely salty, so that there is white residue encrusting the hair, swimsuit, and skin after getting out of the water.

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Posted by chrisvasil 05:09 Archived in Jordan Tagged tourist_sites

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