Let’s face it. Northern Israel is beautiful, very beautiful, yet not many think, “Hmm! I’d like to experience nature at its greatness – I’ll travel to israel!”. Certainly not at the twilight of summer, which is when I found myself in Carmel National Park. No, for nature at its greatest you travel to Africa, you travel to southern Argentina, you travel to northern Canada and Antarctica and Lapland and climb Mount Everest.
Yet you can’t climb Mount Everest every day. Some of us will never climb it or will never make it to Antarctica. Some people don’t even know Yellowstone National Park in the US exists, and when they think of Churchill, they don’t imagine what it would be like to see polar bears in natures.
And that’s OK.
Because for most people, life isn’t (only) about those big, once-in-a-lifetime moments. For most people, it is the everyday that matters, or the everyday that could have made the big difference in our happiness level if we just stopped racing and started paying attention.
The Hidden Treasures of the Trail
During my time with friends at Carmel National Park in northern Israel last month, I found countless treasures. They were hidden in the sidelines, obscured by mountains and trees, by great views of the area, by the likes of a prehistoric cave and a British guarding post. They were left as – perhaps created for – explorers who took that extra moment to rejoice.
A Dash of Fall Colors
In the Distance
The Bizarre Surprises of the Trail
A 9th grade class party in the picnic tables’ area near the parking lot:
A shoe left behind on the trail:
On our way out, we saw a partially eaten food in a plastic plate, with plastic knife and fork, at the park’s information station – that was closed when we arrived and closed when we left:
Do you take those extra moment of explorations when you travel?