>> Tuesday, January 14, 2014
It's early morning on Day 2 here in Israel. The 2014 Israman Negev half iron distance triathlon is Friday, and I'm with a group of 4 other guys "from the internet" sent by Kinetis to come see the race and share our experience in Israel.
I got in yesterday morning after not sleeping a wink on the Red Eye. I watched FOUR movies (Wolverine, Man of Steel, The Avengers, and Batman Begins) and worked a bit on my syllabus for next semester.
Superman was better than Wolverine.
The "most empty" shot I was able to get after walking around the market for hours.
Not lost. Just not sure where to go.
Looking up from one of the lower levels.
Site of the crucifixion.
Rock of Golgotha.
We wandered around a bit more, and then grabbed a quick super authentic lunch: pizza and a Coke:
Following the edge of the Old City wall back towards home.
(We'd just come from the Wailing Wall which is ahead and to the left out of the frame.)
Following the wall up (on the right) with the Dome of the Rock behind me. We tried
stopping at the Dome, but it was prayer time, so we could't get in. (Maybe today?...)
Outside of the Old City wall.
Adi (from Kinetis who sent us all here), Tim (triathlete and writer), me, another Tim
(triathlete knowledge bank), and Nick (from TriJuice.com and EnduranceSportsTravel.com).
About 6 starter rounds, then a GIANT tray of meat, and then lots of desserts!