Monday, April 19, 2010
we came back yesterday. it was a great trip. we stayed at club med, eilat. ok, i am not really the resort vacation kind of type, but it was a treat from D's work because he's been working so much. D has been to a million club meds all over the world, because he loves to do sports, and i must admit, that as a quick family getaway it worked really fine. we had great rooms, the kid's pool was really nice and the food ok. we also brought D's younger sister, which gave us a chance to do some snorkeling and go out for dinner one night after the kids went to sleep.
we also made a trip to the dolphin reef in eilat. it's a really great place. we saw the dolphins getting fed, and watched them as they played. the philosophy is, that they are absolutely free to choose contact with humans, no tricks 'n treats. you can put your feet in the water, and if they come to you, then it's fine. but you're not allowed to run around and put your feet or hands in the water where they are. same goes for those who go diving with the dolphins. i did that once, and here you're with an instructor and not allowed to approach the dolphins, only swim around them. the only contact is the one that happens if the dolphins come to you. the instructors warn you about this, because if the dolphins don't feel like socializing, then they might hide out far away, and there's nothing to do about it. and some people get really disappointed about that.
so, back to unpacking and settling in. i'll catch up in the coming days. and hopefully get around to post a few more photos from eilat and the red sea.
have a wonderful week, my friends.