Negev Tour 1: Off to Tel Lachish
Negev Tour 2: From Lachish to Zin
Negev Tour 3: The Wilderness of Zin
Negev Tour 4: Mitzpeh Ramon
Having woken up first, I wandered over to the Beit Midrash and found I was one of the only people there. It would be a while before Shacharit started, so I wandered over to the edge of the Machtesh Ramon, the Ramon Crater.
The sun was still well below the horizon.
The word Ramon is actually a name given by the Bedouin, for a road which once passed through this region, built by the Romans. Roman = Ramon.
Around sunrise I headed back to shul for Shacharit (morning prayers.)
Ephraim Fiert, reading Birkat HaMazon (Grace after the meal.)
Ephraim Petroff (there sure are a lot of Ephraims on this trip) sings the Lion King theme song. He's going into the army in a week, so he'd better get used to hiking.
Looking across the sweeping landscapes in the crater. This is one of the few spots in Israel where there's a lotta lotta lotta land.