Yesterday we started the morning bright and early at 4:15 for a sunrise hike in Eilat. The trail was long and sandy, and we were exhausted. However the tip of the Mountain made everything worth it. We arrived at the top just as the sun was rising. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. The sky transformed from grey to bright orange, gold, and yellow as the sun rose. After we watched sunrise we davened shacharit and then hiked back to the bottom.
Later on , after we ate breakfast, we got on the bus to go to water sports and snorkeling. The snorkeling was amazing. The water was four different shades of turquoise and filled with incredible bright colored fish. We visited the aquarium afterwards, which gave us a chance to see all the fish that we missed while snorkeling. I’m normally not a huge fan of aquariums, but I really enjoyed this one. It has an under water observatory were we could look at the fish in the ocean instead of in a tank, which was cool because we got to see them in their natural habitat.
After we got back to the hotel, rested, and had dinner, we made our way to the board walk in Eilat. There we shopped, got food, and went on rides.
Overall the activities gave us a great chance to see how beautiful the land of Israel is and gain a better appreciation for it.