Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today we hugged the Sea of Galilee – all the way around. Going up the winding steep road up to the Golan Heights along the border with Jordan was a breath-taking ride. We stopped to explore the old Syrian military bunkers and to see the lay of the land. 

Several lookout points over the Sea of Galilee and a visit to Kursi where Jesus cast the demons out of the man of the Gadarenes into the pigs. Then we found the location of the 2nd multiplication of loaves and fish which no one even knows exists.

A tour of Bethsaida and Chorazin before lunch in a out of the way local restaurant with our friend Beni who makes everything himself. Delicious food! Then to our wine tasting tour of the Yarden Winery, a visit to a reconstructed Galilee village to experience life like it was lived by Our Lord and his apostles.

We stopped to visit the beautiful Greek Orthodox Church of Capernaum with the most magnificent icons and paints on every inch inside the church. A time for rest at our hotel and then a walk into Tiberias for Mass with the locals at St. Peter’s on the shore. A great dinner and early to bed.