Some Facts about the Sea of Galilee (clipped from here)
As bodies of (fresh) water in the Middle East go, the Sea of Galilee is quite large. It's about 12½ miles (20 kilometers) from north to south, and 7½ miles (12 kilometers) east to west at its widest. The Jordan River effectively flows through the Sea of Galilee, entering in the north and exiting in the south.
The Sea of Galilee is mentioned in The Bible by 3 other names:
1. The Sea of Kinnereth (or Chinnereth), from its harp-like shape.
2. The Sea of Tiberias.
3. The Lake of Gennesareth.
The Sea of Galilee is very calm today. We were promised a cruise on a boat for an hour. We later discovered that the one hour passed on TOO FAST.
We boarded the boat and there was an outgoing group, Malaysians from PJ. What do you know. Such a small world!! I felt at home :-)
This same man in the above picture is really cute. Let me explain. As I was boarding the boat, he helped me down the steps by holding my left hand while I held my umbrella with the right. Suddenly he tilted his head, squinting and touching his left eye with his fingers and had a pained look on his face whilst staring at the edge of my umbrella. It was obvious that my umbrella had poked his eyes. Then his face cracked a cheeky smile and laughed. "Gotcha!" I couldn't help laughing. I was so tickled by his reaction. He really had a sense of humor. I can never miss an opportunity to have a good laugh.
We ended the cruise with worship led by Kevin and prayer by Ps Leslie. We also had a quick communion because the 1 hr was up and another group was already waiting.