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by the waters of Galilee

I know I have garbled the title, but others have garbled the land itself far worse. On a visit to some long lost cousins, they kindly took us for a tour of the 'Christian circuit' knowing I was now Quaker.

At Nazareth I was too appalled to think straight. We went on to the traditional site of the original baptism. There it was OK to paddle, but total immersion meant long white robes and goodness knows what else. So we bravely tried to find holes in the fence northwards along the Sea of Galilee for a swim. But, despite the ever mounting temperature, that defeated us. At the one physically practical place, it even said 'no shorts', but I didn't think that was really what was meant
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the River Jordan at the tradtional baptism site (or convenient place for a visitor centre)
the River Jordan at the tradtional baptism site (or convenient place for a visitor centre)
fish doing well in the River Jordan
fish doing well in the River Jordan
basalt water pipe kit from about 1000BCE
basalt water pipe kit from about 1000BCE
more kit - at about 4000 to the kilometre, I doubt these were made by a workers co-operative
more kit - at about 4000 to the kilometre, I doubt these were made by a workers co-operative
the Roman aqueduct supplying Tyre from the mountains at Lebanon border
the Roman aqueduct supplying Tyre from the mountains at Lebanon border
the aqueduct channel
the aqueduct channel
rather nice font from about 1200CE
rather nice font from about 1200CE
the sea with Golan Heights behind & its not a shepherds hut on top
the sea with Golan Heights behind & its not a shepherds hut on top
baptism sculpture in a monastry church garden
baptism sculpture in a monastry church garden
mosaics in the monastry church
mosaics in the monastry church
Its still all about water - pressure reduction valve made in Kibbutz Evron
Its still all about water - pressure reduction valve made in Kibbutz Evron