Around the Sea of Galilee – Visit Five: The Jordan River

My next stop on this journey of holy places was the Jordan River which flows into the Sea of Galilee in the north.  My driver Kamal told me that water levels in the Sea have risen three metres this year, a healthy sign.

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The Jordan River, holding an abundance of sweet water for this parched land, flows into Galilee.

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Imagine this, me, standing over the Jordan River:

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And further along, at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan is a major local recreational site for swimming, fishing and sunbathing. Below you can see Saint Peter’s fish in the aqua blue water.

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The Jordan forms the western border of the Golan Heights, an area captured from Syria during the 1967 Arab-Israeli (Six-Day) War.

So, now we are off to explore the Golan …

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