Feb 17. When we reached the Dead Sea, the drizzle had been over about two hours. We ate lunch, and then another man and I swam, or floated, in the Dead Sea. Betty made this movie. It was not until I was out of the water and had showered and dressed that I read the instructions for swimming in the Dead Sea. "Do not dive, do not swim far from shore, protect eye and mouth from watre (sic), try to swim on your back." I think it would have been impossible to dive. Protect eyes and mouth, understandable. The Dead Sea is 30% salt and contains 22 minerals. I doubt whether I could turn over easily either.