Monday, July 10, 2006
Today we woke early and went for breakfast at the En Gev Holiday Resort Restaurant (Bed and Breakfast) and what a yummy breakfast it was! The food here has been super! We love just about everything!!
After breakfast we went to the real Kibutz for a half hour train tour all around with explanations in various languages. That was interesting. At the end of the tour we saw the Kibutzniks docked and unloading their fish from an ancient boat with an ancient mechanical conveyor. It had a bunch of scoops on the conveyor and the fish (mostly sardines) were scooped up and carried to the top of the dock where they were dumped into crates and a layer of ice was added by someone with a scoop shovel.
There were about three young boys fishing in the dock area and there were lots of big catfish that they were chumming. It turned out that the boat had caught three big catfish in their nets, and they gave them to the boys. The boys took them home in a big garbage bag. They showed their prizes to us and I took pics. I'll have to download them later.
After that we got to squeeze in on a boatride on the Sea of Galilee. It was a youth group who had been attending boarding school (at least that's what I understood--only two of them spoke English) and they were really partying! They played loud music and danced! It was a great part of the "Israeli Experience"!