map of the surface of the peninsula shows that for the Jews only one way was
possible: to follow the deep narrow gorge named Wadi Watir, which brought them
to the only place on the left Egyptian coast of the Gulf of Aquaba capable to
contain several million people*.
Pass Wadi Watir.
The Route of Exodus
To the south from the location of the Jewish people mountains descend to the water so close that people with carts, children and cattle could not pass there. They couldn’t also turn back, as they were followed by the Egyptian army.
According to the Bible there were 603.550 men capable to war among the Jews, not
including women, children and old men (Num.2:32) + 8.500 among the Levites
(Num.4:48) + «mixed multitude» (Ex.12:38).