Just come back from a day out in the
First we visited the
Tel Dan Nature Reserve
in the company of half of the entire Israeli population, including babies and toddlers. We had to negotiate stepping stones over streams and the blisteringly dry heat, which someone said was a sign that the summer season was eventually coming to an end.
Then we continued to the
range itself, complete with snow poles, although there was no sign of snow: the landscape being mainly brown and arid in nature.
The apple-harvesting season us underway with a vengeance and we encountered truckfuls of the fruit meandering across our route.
We also saw what looked like
growing on trees.
we veered off to a place called
and another on the same route with the unbelievable name of
'The Witch and the Milkman'
We had lunch in the grounds of a Druze holy place, which was also set up for picnics.
We knew it was a holy place, because the sign said, in English:
Privite area entrance forbiden
No drugs and alcohols
For visitor only
A Ministry of the Environmental Protection employee was present and pointed out the peak of Mt. Hermon, as well as the ski run for which the area is famous.
We asked permission and collected some fine examples of limestone and said 'Hi' to all the Druze and Syrian picnickers whom we encountered.
We then set out back to Metullah, past
in time to write this blog just before Shabbat.