The Dead Sea was amazing.

It is situated 400m below sea level as the signs point out.

Mean Sea Level - Only another 400m of descent to go!

I'm not a great swimmer and to float this easily was very strange.

Russ floats inthe Dead Sea

The mineral properties are supposed to be healing -so I gave it a go!
You have very soft skin when you rinse this off!

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

The hotels are not too bad either. Here's our room's view of the pool, and the Israeli coast.

View of the poolView over the Dead Sea to Israel

From here we travelled on to Petra.