A Day Along the Dead Sea

One of the best choices I have made in my life thus far was renting a car and driving to the Dead Sea. When in Jordan.

I expected to see a lake. What I found was incredible beauty, amazing views, and that hot hot heat. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth, below sea level, and therefore, it’s warm.  Sharp and pointy salt masses lined the Dead Sea Coast.


There are several hotels along the edge of the Dead Sea boasting the best swimming spots, the best Dead Sea Clay, the best floating. They are all expensive. I wondered to myself if I should in fact spend a day at one of these spas. Until I realized that the Dead Sea allows you to float in all of its corners. Not just the ones in front of expensive tourist hotels and spas. It’s all the same water. The same clay. The same salt. The same amount of floatage.


Having the freedom of my own transportation, I stopped at multiple points along the cliffy coast; looking down from my lone picnic at the top of a bluff, I scouted out the best spot to climb down and have a float.


And climbed and floated, I did. And floated and floated.