May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 8

DAY 8 – SUNDAY – MAY 26 – BOAT RIDE – HILLSIDE OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT – CAPERNAUM – CHORAZIM – BETHSAIDA – ARBEL – BAPTISM  We began the day by driving to the NW corner of the Sea of Galilee for our climb up “Arbel.”  This is a mountain...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 7

DAY 7– SATURDAY – MAY 25 – QUMRAN – BEIT SHEAN – SEA OF GALILEE 
 Another sunny and warm day (as expected for this time of year), our first stop was Qumran, the settlement of the first century sect known as the Essenes, the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  First, we...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 5

DAY 5 – THURSDAY – MAY 23 – JORDAN – PETRA – ELAT  We woke up at 6:15 am today, ate breakfast at 6:45, and were off by 7:15 or so for the crossing at the Rabin Border in order to enter Jordan for the day. Upon meeting our Jordanian guide for the day (Raed), we...

May, 2013 “Hiking Tour” of Israel – Day 4

DAY 4 –WEDNESDAY – May 22 – WILDERNESS OF ZIN- MACHTESH RAMON – TIMNAH – RED SEA – EILAT Our day began by visiting the tomb of Ben Gurion in neary Sde Boker.  Ben Gurion served as Israel’s first Prime Minister. Next, we enjoy some hiking in the majestic...

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