We needed a free day after yesterday’s Petra trek. Marsha promised a beach and a Red Sea dip…. Yes, but after “just a couple of other things”….
[Correction: yesterday I said Lebanese restaurant. Not many of those in Jordan. It was a Jordanian meal]
Taxied over to the Eilat Botanical Gardens. Saw a sign yesterday, checked the internet for their in-progress website…and even cabbies didn’t know where it was. But it is quite a special place growing out of the desert where such a thing shouldn’t exist.
After a ride back, and a quick bite to eat we hustle over to the marina for a two hour glass-bottom boat ride around the ports of Eilat and Aqaba and over their extremely beautiful coral reefs. We didn’t go snorkeling in the morning, so this would have to suffice.
…private yacht. Some wine and off to dinner at one of the better seafood restaurants in Eilat. Barramundi and Red Sea Bream. Delish.
Back to Jerusalem tomorrow for last day of our trip. Hard to believe we’ll be back to below freezing and snow. But very happy to get back and see the kids and grandkids, and our own beds, and far fewer daily calories. Should be a very special day tomorrow. Will tell you about it if all works out. Good night.