Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Richard Mark Found Alive At The Dead Sea !

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From: richard.mark
Date: January 27, 2010
To: will.maguire

"The attached photo is a Lifeguard station at the Dead Sea.
Charmaine and I were there last week. I don’t think they have had many water rescues since it is impossible to sink in the very high concentrated salt water. I have been told it is about 25% salt. The other photo was taken when we were swimming in about 10 feet of water. It’s like floating on an aircraft then actual water. I was surprised to learn that the Lifeguards in Israel make rescues with a ring buoy just like we did a 100 years ago. Perhaps this “LACo Lifeguard Camel", can be utilized on crowded beach days at Santa Monica."

"You have my permission to publish the photos. I hope all of your readers enjoy the Camel photo. The trip was really very special. It is truly the cradle of our world civilization. Everyone in their lifetime in this world should have the opportunity to go."

"Here is one more photo of the what the coast line looks like (below).
It was taken near an ancient Roman city where King Hared built his summer home more than 2000 years ago. The area on the beach is where they had (it is still there) Roman chariot races, fed the Christians to the lions and where Gladiators fought to the death. Not exactly the easy beach life we are used to."

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*** Many Thanks to Richard and Char for sharing their great photos and comments from their recent trip to the Middle East, and esp. for the
H I L A R I O U S photo of our very own LACo Recurrent Camel ! Classic !

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