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Down to the Jordan River

The walkway down to the Jordan was interesting, and the sky was gorgeous. The temperatures on the day we were down in the desert region of Israel topped 110, so a dip in the water sounded refreshing.


The Jordan River we read about in the Gospel bears little resemblance to the Jordan River we saw on our time in Israel. Factors such as the use of water for irrigation have turned the flowing river into a muddy trickle. Only one of our group was intrepid enough to fully immerse in the water, although most of us got our toes wet.


The Jordan River - at least at this point - is quite narrow, and it would be easy enough to swim across to the nation of Jordan, where pilgrims were also renewing their baptismal vows.






29 comments:

  1. What a shame that the water was so muddy. I have seen people dipping there. I guess they were very brave!

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  2. Always read about it in the Bible. Thanks for letting me see it! Teresa

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  3. 110 is hot indeed. That part of the world always looks so hot and dry. I hope you had a pool where you were staying.

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  4. I must say I was rather surprised to see and read about the River and how much it's changed. I had a completely different idea in my head.
    Thank you for sharing these interesting photos :D

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  5. It is sad to see the pilgrims on both sides, divided by a simple floating line and yet so far apart.

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  6. Thank you for hosting.

    Many Greetings, Heidrun

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  7. What stunning places, I'd truly love to visit them !

    Thanking you for hosting,
    I'm sending blessings on your coming days

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

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  8. It certainly isn't the river I would have expected. I wouldn't have gone in either.

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  9. Lovely photos! Making me want to go back!

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  10. The river looked very muddy but the weather was beautiful! I don't think I'd dip any part of my body in that water however.

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  11. Wow, what an amazing place to see. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. Temperature at 110 is really hot! So sad the Jordan has turned muddy. Thank you for hosting and have a beautiful day, Sue!

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  13. Still as muddy as I remember!

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  14. What an amazing experience if only to visit the area.
    Thank you for hosting each week!

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  15. muddy indeed. I didn' realize it was a river because of the colour. amazing experience!

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  16. My mama got baptized in the Jordan River when she went to Israel. It doesn't look very appealing!

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  17. This place is very pretty! I wouldn't imagine it like this. 110 sounds crazy. I have experienced similar temperatures in Egypt (and well, in Vegas and Arizona).

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  18. Oh, that's too hot to be outside! I'm thinking of the verse "Jordan River is chilly and wide" but it doesn't hold true here.

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  19. It's hard to imagine the 110 degree temps! And what a muddy river!

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  20. It's so sad that the river is so narrow now. But how awesome to see THE Jordan River!

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  21. A very pretty place, nice fotos!
    Thanks for hosting and a happy ww,

    greetings Lisa

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  22. Lovely place :) Thanks for hosting.

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  23. Gorgeous sky indeed! I wish we get more clear blue skies here... it's been rather polluted here lately.

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  24. What an experience!

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  25. Had no idea it was this muddy. Good info and very fine pictures.
    betsy

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  26. It looks gorgeously hot over there at the moment Sue, I love the sunshine in these photos! It's a shame the river was as muddy as it was there, but I imagine it was still amazing to see it up close. Lovely photos, as always! - Tasha

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  27. I love sky in two first pictures. These are wonderful shots. Thank you for hosting.

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  28. Lovely photos, I've never even considered going to Jordan before, but now that you've posted about it, it seems like somewhere that we should definitely visit! #TheUltimateRabbitHole

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