The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) – Part III

Dubrovin Farm…

After we spent the morning in Safed (Tsvat) we continued on the days’ journey with a stop at Dubrovin Farm. This farm was one of the first farms in the Hulah Valley which is located northwest of the Sea of Galilee. It was established in the mid-19th century by a family named Dubrovin. Dubrovin and his family were Subbotniks,  Russian Christians who kept the Saturday as the Sabbath. After their conversion to Judaism,  they took Hebrew names. The original founder of the farm, Stanislav Dubrovin lived to the age of 104. His family continued to live and farm here until they the donated it to the Jewish National Fund. It is now a farm museum and also has a restaurant and catering area.

The farm is shaped like a compound with rooms surrounding an inner courtyard.

The museum commemorates the early pioneers who settled the area. It also has on exhibit the personal possessions and furniture brought with them from 19th century Russia.

Our journey continues…

The Gesher Arik Bridge…

Destroyed during the Yom Kippur War to prevent the Syrian tanks from crossing the Jordan River and advancing into Israel.  This rebuilt bridge stands as a quiet memorial to the war.

Gesher Arik Bridge

The Jordan River

Rosh Hanikra…

The Grotto at Rosh Hanikra

The next day, our day to return to Herzylia, we first drove to Rosh Hanikra which is located at the Northern border alongside Lebanon, The grottos at Rosh Hanikra are a series of tunnels that were formed by the action of the sea.

The coastline looking southward from the cliffs...

When I first came to Israel to visit Eileen in 1971, there was no access to the grottos except by boat.


There is now a cable car that takes you to the  grottos’  entrance tunnel.

The Rosh Hanikra grottos are cavernous tunnels formed by the Mediterranean Sea eroding  soft chalk rock. The total length is about 200 yards. The tunnels branch off in various directions.

Acre (Akko)…

Our final stop before heading home was the town of  Acre (Akko) which is one of the oldest towns in Israel.

The Mosque of Jezza Pasha is located in the Old City which is populated by Israeli Arab citizens. The mosque  was built in 1781. It is one of a few in Israel that are open to non-muslim visitors.

Heading home to Herzilyya…

In the states we see horses and cows along the side of the road, in some parts of Israel, things are different…

Yes! He is.


6 thoughts on “The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) – Part III

  1. Ellery,

    George Whitson has been forwarding the pictures and videos to me and Shulamit and we have been loving them…Been to many of the places, and plan to return,

    Bruce Hammer (Lenny and Marsh’s friend)

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