An early start – even earlier for those of us whose other halves managed to set the alarm for 6.15 rather than 6.45! But it did mean that we were able to see the sunrise! After the last delicious breakfast at the Ron Beach, we set off with the coach all packed with our belongings as we wouldn’t be returning.
It was quite a long drive to Caesarea, but the sight of this port, built by Herod, was truly impressive. Built in a most unsuitable location, it didn’t last for long, but there is still plenty to see. David told us something about it and after the bible reading – which David read – we sang ‘How great thou art’ then had a little free time to explore - enabling some to dip their hands in the Mediterranean, and others actually to paddle!
We gathered together and all bought coffee or an ice cream, then drove on to take a look at the Aqueduct, built to serve Caesarea. A substantial portion of this still remains.
We drove on to Jaffa for a last meal in Israel, then Rabea drove us through part of the old city.
Then it was on to Tel Aviv to the airport. After a little confusion over which Terminal we were supposed to go to – not McCabe’s fault at all – we said goodbye to Rabea and David, our excellent driver and guide. David told us that we were like a family, and that this had made his job easy. He also told us that we should be an open book – sharing the stories of Jesus with others. He asked us to tell others about Israel – the fifth gospel – and to encourage them to go and visit. Hopefully, some who read this will want to do so.
Flying Easyjet meant that we came into Luton so we didn't have to put up with Heathrow and we had a shorter journey home.
We plan to take another party, probably in January/February 2013. Who knows, some of you might want to come with us! If you want to register an interest contact us on Mike@Bossingham.com