A wave of calm at the dead sea We said goodbye to the desert and our lovely beduin tent and continued on our journey. While we left it behind I knew it would remain in my soul forever. The experience of the desert was one thing, the profound effect it had on me was to last a lifetime.
One of the greatest gifts I was ever given was the opportunity to stay overnight in the Negev Desert. Camping in the desert is something I had wanted to do for a long time. Doing it as part of this trip made it all the more worthwhile. It was here I found my angels.
Today we went to the sites of both the birth and death of Jesus; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Bethlehem Another early morning as we walked through the waking streets of Jerusalem. A freshness filled the air, the kind of special freshness unique to an autumn morning. We set off for our day while the city still slept.
Feeling positivity at Gethsemane The new day brought a new perspective and I was beginning to feel settled. Yesterday’s experience had hit me in ways I never imagined and my mind began to feel calmer; trusting things would be ok. As I realised it was alright to build something and no longer want it, I began to ease into the journey.
Another early rise this morning but not as early as 3am. It was a 7am start with lots to see and do in the day ahead. The itinerary was jam packed with activities and not a moment to spare. Once we dressed and got breakfast we set off through the streets of Jerusalem.