Linda McGrail Reads the Beacon While Seated on a Camel in the Negev Desert

By Bill Blomquist
A group of people from the Andover Community Church recently went on a trip to visit Israel. Here, Linda McGrail comfortably sits atop a camel while reading a copy of The Andover Beacon. The setting is the Negev Desert, on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho en route to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth (at 1,412 feet below sea level), and this shot was taken at sea level, halfway down. Photo: Bill Blomquist