Around the Sea of Galilee

At the Sea of Galilee we stayed at a very nice guest house (in Arbel, 2km North from Tiberias, which is on the West side of the lake).

On Wednesday September 16 we drove around the Sea of Galilee. We visited Magdala, the village where Mary Magdalene (Mary of Magdala) came from. We couldn't find the ruins of the old city though, but drive to the new city built next to it. We also stopped at a museum that had on display a boat used by fishermen on this lake about 2,000 years ago.

It's about 8.2 metres long. It took ten years to prepare it for display, after it had been found when a portion of the Lake fell dry.

Some boat on the lake. You don't see many boats actually, usually it's just empty.

It was again incredibly hot, so we spend hours and hours at a beach. Beaches are not free, we had to pay 50 shekels for the whole family. And the water was warm, so warm you could stay in it for hours. Probably 34 degrees or more perhaps.

Everyone got quite burned.

After a couple of hours we decided to continue our drive. We know have a good idea how large the lake is, and where things are, such as Caperneum, where the sermon on the mount might have been, where the possessed man of Gadara was, and so on.

This is almost back at the guest house, where an interesting rock formation shows the northern tip of the lake through a crack in the hill.

Back at our little home, waiting for dinner to start (Ida had prepared macaroni).