Akko, Rosh Hanikra and Carmel Forest

Another lovely day – sunny and temperatures in the 60’s. However, the winds are a little stronger today – ah…a storm in the forecast?
Our bus headed north to the Crusader city of Akko. Wow – how did they built this fortress? We toured just a small portion of this immense structure, walking through the tunnels that led the Crusaders to the sea! From there we went to Rosh Hanikra for a ride in the cable car which took us to the breathtaking ghottoes. Lunch on the run….back on the bus to meet with JNF Forester to see the terrible destruction to the JNF forest from the Carmel Fire in early December. How sad to see the burnt trees and so very sad to learn about the the loss of life. The JNF is moving forward and planning for replanting. It is amazing to see that even with all the burnt trees one can see that the spring tulips will be blooming among the ashes.
In the evening, Professor Ronen spoke about Iraq and the future for the country. He gave us some real incite into this country and identified both positives and negatives.
Tomorrow we leave Haifa for Tel Aviv – what a wonderful week we have had.
All our best,
CAARI 2011

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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