We set out at in a 30 ton truck & 15cwt truck I rode in the 15cwt which took
the lead, carrying A/ASP Mr Rowland Tims.
We first went to Acre* where we saw the 2000 year old prison built by the
Romans. Our next stop after travelling
northward parallel to the frontier road & 4 kilos from it up terrifically
high hills with sheer drops on one side of the road was Tashiha, a picturesque
town set in the hills. We then left the
first class road and took a second class road to Safad. This entailed more travelling up hill until
we were 4000ft above sea level. Leaving
Safad we reached a point from which we could see Lake Tiberias & the Mediterranean. We lunched
by the Lake and some swam in it. We travelled back to Shafa Amr which we
reached at 4.30 having travelled 121 miles.
*Follow the link to Wikipedia description of Acre Prison break
Thursday, 20th February, 1947
A Dull morning with strong winds blowing all day.
We had another lecture from the M.O. this one on “Disentry” (Dysentery)
I began serious swotting for the Law Exam on next Thursday.
Practice for the Passing Out Parade took quite a period of our time this morning.
I sent a letter home today & enclosed the snaps taken in Horsha.