Making no effort to stay afloat, Nancy and I lounge on the top of the water while others stand straight up without their feet touching bottom. The water is refreshing in the hot sun, and there are no jelly fish or other creatures to tickle our toes, since nothing, not even slimy algae, can live here.

Enjoying the buoyancy of the Dead Sea

But we have to be careful not to splash, because even one drop of this salty water on the lips was Yuk! Yech! Flooey!

Floating on our backs in the Dead Sea

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