The first day started with bad news from our friends and fellow cycling vacationers Sue and Dennis.
What? They are not coming! Serious health issues with Dennis' leg, that turned out later not being
life threatened. Thank God, we'll miss them dearly. Get well soon Dennis.
Besides that, Julia and I went for a nice first day of riding through the beautiful country side
around Petra and concurred a short but steep climb to the Santuri di Betlem at a mere 1000 feet elevation.