Dead Sea mud

Did you know that the Dead Sea is landlocked? It is a lake, and also the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.  On the shoreline, you’re sub-sea at 393m below sea level.

We did what you would expect, which is jump in the sea and try to swim … but the salinity makes you just bob along.  Don’t fight it. Get one of your friends to pose for the classic picture where they’re floating about reading the newspaper.  We forgot to do that and the beach was steep and a bit of a faff to get out again.  I took my one floaty picture of a random swimmer and jumped in.

Afterward we smeared our bodies with handfuls of therapeutic Dead Sea mud from large buckets sitting on the beach.  I’m sure it was someone’s idea of a joke. It’s a demon and a half washing the dried mud off !

~ Spotted Cow

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14 thoughts on “Dead Sea mud

  1. Oh the memories of the Dead Sea Mud – I was so NOT expecting it way back last century when I visited there – all I wanted to do was float – now I have two children making me promise them I will one day take them there so they can float and muddy up, lol! 🙂

    1. You literally would not have to make any effort. You can get into any position and you will float. It’s not like you will feel a force pushing your legs or body up. You’re just there … high on the water. It’s bizarre.

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