Saturday, March 16, 2013
Today’s journey was about the Crusades. We went first to Caesarea, another city of Herod’s, a beautiful sight on the Mediterranean Sea, filled with ruins, and yet right outside one of the wealthier towns in Israel. From there we headed to Haifa, where we got to view the gardens of the B’nai Brith, which was incredibly beautiful. We then went to Akko, Acre that was, and explored the fortress, which was both beautiful and functional. Again it was just fascinating to see this place where so much history had happened, to put a face to the name, so to speak. After our exploration of the fortress,
which involved a journey through some underground tunnels,
we were lucky enough to go to the Rosh Hanikra Grottos. This involved riding another cable-car down to the sea,
and going into some man-made caves to get a “behind the scenes” look of the waves crashing against the cliff walls.
It was beautiful, and showed the absolute power of nature, for both destruction and creation.