Day 38: Herzliya to Netanya

Day 38, April 6: Started hiking in Herzliya. Head very groggy and headache - realized because of coffee. I need to swear off that stuff. Netanya beach. Shoreline nicer than I was expecting. Cool cliffs and rocks. Camping on beach, hanging from rafters of lifeguard building. I sure hope it holds. If not, this is probably the last entry.


I had been expecting the beach to be pretty boring. I'm not a big fan of beaches, for some reason. But this one had rugged, rocky cliffs right up to the shore, which made it nice enough. Still, walking along sand and rocks got old fast - it's very difficult when you're carrying a lot of weight.

We camped on Netanya's beach. The lifeguard hut was a closed structure on the second floor, while the first just functioned as a shelter. Hanging in my hammock while watching the sun go down over the Med was a pretty quintessential Israeli beach experience, which was good since I spent hardly any time on the beaches there (not to mention virtually no time in Tel Aviv). I also realized how west-facing beaches are the best because you can watch the sun go down over the sea. Can't do that in Jersey!


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The cliffs along the beach made the shoreline hiking less dull than I'd expected
Photo by Joyce Bosman


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Kites on the beach
Photo by Joyce Bosman


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What more could you want of a night of hammock camping? In the first floor of a lifeguard hut
Photo by Joyce Bosman


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