Saturday, September 17, 2005

Out of Town

Last weekend Yaacov and I traveled with friends to Nahariya on Israel's northern coast. It was nice to get out of Jerusalem and to hang out with friends. That said, the whole weekend was in Hebrew and it sometimes felt like one long ulpan class.

Two highlights of our trip: Uri Buri and Rosh Hanikra.

Uri Buri is a great fish restaurant in Akko (or Acco or Acre - whatever). After a day at the beach, a beer and the tasty food was just fantastic. If you're ever in Akko, you should definitely visit Uri Buri.

Rosh Hanikra is the end of the road. It's the northern most part of the Israeli coast. It's a sheer, chalk cliff and collection of sea-worn grottos. The whole experience is a little cheesy, but it was still interesting to visit. The pictures that follow were taken from Rosh Hanikra.

This is the view from our parked car. If you click on the picture, you can see the small Navy boat hovering off the coast. There were some other Navy boats in view from time to time. It is the border area with Lebanon after all.

You drive your car to the top and then you take a cable car down to the grottos. On the right side of this photo, you can see the cables for the cars.

You walk through a tunnel to visit the grottos. It was very Goonies.

The tunnel takes you to magnificent views of the cliff and sea.





Leaving - looking Southwest over a banana farm.

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