Birds chirped. Ivy and moss climbed up against the walls. And the sunlight peeked through the trees, sending a spray of light through the mist.
On this hike, we found cool, quiet solitude in one of the most incredible natural settings in Israel.
The texture of the rock walls is striking – smooth and soft in some places, brown and bumpy in others. I hear the bird calls so crisp, echoing around in the silence.
On Independence Day, to be able to find a well-marked and naturally beautiful trail that’s completely secluded is no small feat.
My kids took turns executing running jumps from the top of the high dunes, knowing that they would land in the soft sand below. They trudged slowly up the sand hill, then ran down as fast as momentum could carry them.