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Last Journey Through The Negev Desert

After a couple of days in Eilat, it was time to start the journey back to Tel-Aviv. We took the central route which entails climbing dry mountain peaks and cornering around some very dangerous curves. The desert landscape is beautiful, relatively unspoiled and yet Israelis are managing to grow crops. They are finding innovative ways to use solar energy and desalination. Occasionally, we would see an Ibex, the wild goat of the Negev.

Always evident is the Israeli military. We saw tanks training in the desert and overhead near Mitzpah Ramon, supersonic jets were breakibg the sound barrier with sonic booms echoing throughout the hills.

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Mitzpah Ramon

This little town sits on the edge of the world’s largest non-volcanic and non-meteroric crater, caused by water and erosion. On this particular day, the wind was so strong causing greatly reduced visibility, but still its impact on the landscape was dramatic.

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Sder Boker

This little village and kibbutz in the northern Negev Desert, is the resting place of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime
Minister. This is a beautiful spot overlooking the desert canyons.

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Posted by PassionRetirees 17:01 Archived in Israel

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