Journey with us through our blog during our three week trip throughout Israel and Palestine. Each of us will be blogging about a new place along the way.
We started our day yesterday, got up, ate breakfast then set out for our amazing hike. It started just like all the other days here.....hot!! We walked and walked one person after the other. We went up and down the rolling hills of Israel. As many of us appreciated we would stop under and shaded tree for a break and some water. We continued walking to our lunch spot which was a camp ground. There we ate Nutella and banana on a pita with snacks on the side. As we continued walking we went through a great field of wheat that reminded many of us of the landscape back in Canada.
After walking through that field we continued to just at the base of where we would stay for the night. We stopped at a underground cave that was hidden in some thorns. We went inside and found an ancient olive press and many other rooms.
After that adventure we went on to where we were staying for the night. We stayed in a goat farm for the night called Yarok Az. They had a swimming pool which was amazing after a long and hot day of hiking. We then set our stuff up for the night in our tents. Once settled we ate dinner together of salad, chicken, soup and vegetables After our wonderful dinner we had a large group talk about what we had done and what we had felt about the day. After everyone had had their turn we all either went to sleep after our long day or played games together. Once after we were all tired we got ready and went to sleep.
After a much needed sleep we ate a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast, and cereal we took off. today was hotter than the day before. As we hiked there was much conversation about the up coming day.
As we walked we began to see our objective, The Horns of Hattin. As we looked on we saw a gigantic and beautiful hill infront of us. We walked and walked and walked and finally made it to the top. We took a break up there and looked at the beauty surrounding us. We all stood there in awe of all the beauty.
We then made our way down from the horns and made our way where the bus was going to pick us up. After meeting the bus we went to have lunch of peanut butter and banana sandwiches at a religious site. We then got on the bus that took us to the top of Arbel. This is where the Romans fought the Zealots. We started at the top of the cliff and made our way down.
As we were closer to the bottom we say the Zealot hold outs in the rock. The cut into the rock for protection. This was amazing to see and think about living in that rock. Amazingly now the caves in the rock were now inhabited by cows. It was so stunning and really made you think about how small you are in this huge world.
After we made it down the incredible hill and saw all the beauty. We made our way to the bus that was waiting for us at the bottom of the hill. We all got into the bus hot and exhausted which lead to a very quick bus ride back to our hostel. As we got into the hostel we all right away ate our dinner and had a much needed shower after trying day like that. All that is left is to get ready for the next day and wait and see what God has in store for us.