Yay! Good news for beach-goers!
Swimming season officially opened today at Israel's 140 public beaches.
Lifeguards will be on duty until October 3.
Like at this beach and promenade in Tel Aviv.
And at all the other Mediterranean beaches north and south of Tel Aviv.
In addition to the Med, there is the Dead and the Red.
The photo above was taken by my daughter in 2007 when the Dead Sea had a lot more water than it does today.
Across the sea you see the Mountains of Moab in the Kingdom of Jordan.
I have not been down to Eilat in several decades and have no pictures for you of the Red Sea.
Across the Sea of Galilee you see the Golan Heights, beyond which, Syria's civil war is raging.
Fortunately the level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) has risen again after the heavy rains at the beginning of this winter.
This picture of a public beach in Tiberias is from three years ago, when the lake (from which much of our drinking water comes) was dangerously low.
Let's hope for a fun and safe season for all who venture into the water.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)
UPDATE: See also Tourist Israel's selection of Israel's best beaches.