Posted By Eva
Today we went to The Dead Sea. I did not care for the extremely salty water. It stung sooooo much! I screamed my way out of the water. I learned that it’s not actually the salt that stings. It’s the minerals. We had to take freshwater showers to get the salt off. It didn’t really help the pain though.
Next, we spread mud from the Dead Sea on our skin. Aunt Susan told us the mud will make us look ten years younger. Since, I am ten now and the mud made me ten years younger, that makes me six months old. I liked the mud much better than the Dead Sea because it wasn’t as painful.
The Dead Sea is 1388 feet below sea level. This is the lowest place on Earth. It is very hot there, both in and out of the water. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea. After being in it myself, I can see why. Also, the Dead Sea is evaporating. The Dead Sea is 9 times as salty as a regular ocean.
Since there is so much salt in the water, as soon as you pick your feet up off the ground, you start floating without even trying. My dad fell asleep while he was floating, and he almost got to Jordan! On the beach there are actually blocks of salt. The air is also salty. The Dead Sea was not a fun experience for me, but I will always remember it.