On Wednesday after a tricky two days with me and my colleague having to work extra hard to fix IT equipment breaking down in several places, all the staff at Bridges for Peace got to get on a retreat away up north to a Kibbutz converted into a hotel for a relaxing mid week break.
On the way we got to stop off at Akko, an ancient city that I visited only a couple of months ago, there was no obvious toilet block in the main road next to the sea, so it was a case of take a frantic wander round the old walls of city for the loo.
I saw a few new interesting discoveries, last time the sea was fierce and was lashing onto the road. The time the tide is out, and there is this wonderful mix of ancient ruins and green seaweed or moss out in the harbour.
This adventuorous chap is doing abseiling down the sea walls, and someone else is fishing on the ruins. I hope they know the tide times!
This may be distressing to animal lovers, but not sure who leaves a box of very new looking tiny kittens on the side of a street?
I found an English speaking young Arab girl, who said they were there just waiting for their mother, but looks to me like they were left for someone to take maybe? Anyway she put them somewhere a bit more sheltered away from the cold wind coming from the sea.
Next, I get to learn to be a shepherd and see biblical farming techniques!