We docked in Haifa, which is located on the coast of northern Israel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It's about 20 miles from the border of Lebanon. It is an ancient port city dating from the 6th century BC and has been occupied by the Romans, the Crusaders, the Ottomans and the British.
Avi was meeting us for the last day of our tour. By now we were used to his personality and he was used to us. We were all tired though, and looking forward to a sea day the next day. Welcome to Haifa!
Baha’i Shrine and Gardens in Haifa.
The 19 garden terraces were created entirely though contributions from Baha’i people around the world. In 1850, Bab, one of the central figures of the Baha’i faith was martyred in Iran. In 1909 he was interred in the shrine that is the central focus of the gardens. Beautiful bougainvillea outside the gates.