Sunday, January 25 – Tour Day

Diane with Kurt at Tel Dor 
Nissan with music boxes

Tel Dor &  Ein Hod Artist Visit by Diane Abrams   – We began the day driving north along the coast to Kibbutz Nachshloim to meet with Kurt Raveh at the Nautical Museum of Tel Dor. Not only is Kurt extremely interesting, but the museum is a gem,  with the displays for objects found at Tel Dor and of underwater archaeological finds retrieved by the center’s diving team, headed by Kurt. There were ancient artifacts as well as items from the Napoleonic era and all kinds of ship wrecks.  Later on we trekked along the sea and up the Tel (hill) with Kurt as our guide, either by the steep hill or the longer and easier path.  The Tel was so interesting with the archaeological finds, the view of the sea magnificent. Back down the hill and goodbye to Kurt we set out to lunch  at the mall in Or Akiva.  After lunch we drove to the lovely artist village of Ein Hod where we visited the – Nisco Music Box  Museum.  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Nissan, our host and collector of these antiques.  To see the history of the programmed music boxes, dating back before the Civil War was amazing – especially the quality of the sound.   They had ‘programmed’ music back then.  All very enlightening and entertaining.  After a short refreshment break on the patio overlooking the area (too bad it was foggy) we returned to the studio for a real surprise – hearing Hativka on a beautiful hand-made organ.  Wow!  It was gorgeous!  On to dinner at a restaurant in Caesarea – it was a wonderful day

meeting Kurt 

beginning our trek to the Tel along the sea
view of CAARI group
up to the Tel
on top of Tel 
ancient jetties – late Bronze Period
Marion & Paul
the magical  organ

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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