Ah…glorious sun and blue, blue skies! What a way to begin the day in the Galilee! We left our hotel around 8 this morning and drove up and up and up! The view of the Kinneret was amazing and the green fields and trees against the bright blue sky was like a painting. Our first stop was the JNF Canadian Park, the Blue Canyon, in Sfat. CAARI visited here two years ago when they first began construction. It isn’t quite completed, but oh so lovely with lots of walking paths up and down the hills in the forest. Oh…and we saw ibex, horses and ostrich – which are all part of the park. All the Canadians were quite proud of the project and some attended the dinner in Toronto held for the honorees. From the park we went into the city Sfat to the Meiri Cheese Factory – a cheese factory that has been in the family for 6 generations. We were treated to a wonderful explanation of the family history and cheese production by Yariv and his father. And…of course, a taste of the delicious Sfat cheese – some of us even bought some. Next, to one of the synagogues and then some shopping. Our last visit of the day was to Korazim, a community from the time of the Mishnah – ask Susan about this!
Tonight there is a Galilee Experience sponsored by the hotel and some are going to the light show down at the waterfront. We are all enjoying….fabulous!
Our Regards to all,