Enfeh is the only town along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean to be carved out of its rocky surroundings. Some of the carvings go all the way back to the Phoenician period, and possibly earlier.
Along the length of its bay, the salt marshes add a typically pretty note to the landscape, especially with the traditional wind wheel which pumps seawater. The production of sea salt is a staple of its local economy, dubbed the “white gold.” Ancient tablets dating from 1400BC describe the superior quality of its salt.
Enfeh’s salt feels like Lebanon. It tastes a bit stronger then your usual table salt and it’s a bit more raw. It’s not fine in texture yet pure in its essence. It really is an explosion of the Mediterranean in your mouth. Somehow it defines our relationship with Lebanon. We are water and salt, needing one another separately to live, but dying of thirst if taken together.
This picture was taken yesterday. Beautiful blue skies 330 days a year