Sunday, 20 October 2013

River Jordan


I could have used one of my pictures of the River Freshney and those in Grimsby might not have noticed the difference, although the Freshney has a slightly more attractive colour.  This is in the area where the people of Israel entered the Promised Land, and is the traditional site of Jesus' Baptism, so all pilgrims have pictured it in their minds for years and hope for a more impressive sight than this.  But these days most of the water is extracted up-stream to meet the needs of a much larger population, which is why the Jordan here is now Freshney-sized, and why the level Dead Sea into which it is about to flow is slowly going down.

3 comments:

Joy Davis said...

It is rather disappointing isn't it?

Peter Mullins said...

Although it does tempt me to propose restarting Baptism in the Freshney...

Joy Davis said...

uhm.....