We travelled through the desert, past wild flowers, palm groves, Lot’s wife and Mt Sodom, from the Red Sea to the Dead, with the Med still to come. A barefoot youth toting a machine gun wandered by.
We visited Masada, King Herod’s mountaintop fort.
We’re staying in Ein Gedi Kibbutz for a few days in a room which used to be a kibbutznik’s house. It has a view of Wadi Arugot on one side, and the Dead Sea, backed by Jordan’s mountains on the other.