Sea of Galilee

After lunch we sailed from the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias on the western shore. It was a beautiful day for a sailing, around 65 degrees F and sunny. The bright sun reflected powerfully off the water...and I forgot to install a polarizing filter on my camera. Doh! Thankfully Picasa can knock some of that glare down.

Our reading was from Matthew 14:22-36. This is where Jesus walks on water and calms the storms. The Sea of Galilee is about 700 feet below sea level and surrounded by mountains. This bowl like structure allows for nasty storms to blow in very quickly.

Shortly afterward our host raised a US Flag and played our national anthem. How great is that?

We also heard the Israeli national anthem while their flag was raised.

It wasn't long before we arrived in Tiberias.

Near the coast some fishermen were plying their craft.

The boats and equipment have come a long way since the first century.


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