Sleeping Out on the Sea of Galilee

Watching the sunset and sleeping out next to the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) is one of my most cherished memories of Israel. We picnicked at night and bathed in the Sea in the morning, and I received a marriage proposition from a stranger along with a really strong cup of Turkish coffee. This place reminded me of the lakes and campgrounds my family would visit growing up. Even though it had a different texture, flavor, and language, the underlying core of it was comfortingly familiar.


Children play in the waves at sunset.


Picnic dinner, including bread, sausage, and olives.


Our good friend Ronen.



The morning after. With weather this temperate, who needs a tent?