Monday, February 9, 2015

Day 5 - Ancient Boat Museum -> Sea of Galilee Daniel Carmel Boat Ride -> St Peter's Fish Lunch at Ein Gev

Ancient Boat Museum was next on the itinerary.
Rev Quek's notes:

In 1986, an ancient boat was pulled from the mud along the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was a unique and exciting find that gives us an idea of the sort of boat used during the time of Jesus.

The boat appeared due to a great drought during which the waters of the lake receded and was discovered by the brothers Moshe and Yuval Lufan, second-generation fishermen from Kibbutz Ginosar. The brothers reported that when they found the boat, a double rainbow appeared in the sky. The subsequent archaeological dig was undertaken by members of the Kibbutz Ginosar, the Antiquities Authority, and many volunteers. It involved a delicate process of pulling the boat from the mud without damaging it, yet quickly enough to extract it before the water rose again. It took 12 days and nights to shore up the boat. It then had to be submerged in a chemical bath for 7 years before it could be displayed.

The boat has been dated to the 1st century AD.

Fishing boat that appeared during a drought, from the Sea of Galilee

Fishing Boat Model

Next was Sea of Galilee Daniel Carmel Boat Ride

Skilled in throwing a net - no fish though. Fishes come out only in the night

Our flag and Israel flag

Lunch was at Ein Gev, famous for the St Peter's fish.
Salad which was free flow

St Peter's Fish , form of Taliapa but was nicely deep fried and tasted superb.

Grilled Chicken Set was delicious too.

Restaurant Interior

Restaurant EXterior

Outside the restaurant

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