If you like to start the day with a swim in the sea, visit Israel.
By Mikhal Heffer

Two dolphins, enjoying a peaceful swim in the clear, fresh water of the Red Sea, suddenly found their tranquility disturbed. Their eyes opened wide in surprise and amusement at the sight of a large group of humans, swimming vigorously along the length of the colourful coral reef. Terrific – some playmates at last!

playmates at last! I was there too, torn between concentrating on the rhythm of my strokes and gazing at the incredible beauty beneath the surface of the Red Sea…

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