I have already mentioned some of the changes that have been happening at Nuk Tessli. The motor boat made moving canoes and other objects much easier.
Many years ago, a young German was writing his experiences in my guest book and he asked me if he could use the word “Queendom.” I thought it a wonderful word! (The final Nuk Tessli book, already half-written, will be called just that!) Doron is installing compost toilets for each cabin. So finally, just before I had to leave, I had a throne.
Doron also has started a shower block. What a different job carrying logs is with several people – I built the first 2 cabins at Nuk Tessli totally alone. I dragged and lifted the logs with a block and tackle and a come-along.
But to me, the most amazing thing at Nuk Tessli was the installation of a router so that we had Wi-Fi. I never really had a phone of any kind – now, every morning and evening, several people can call or text Israel at once.
I like this toy so much I think I will get one for Ginty Creek so my world wide volunteers can phone home.
And so the last day dawned. How many thousands of pictures of the sunrise have I taken at Nuk Tessli over the last 24 years?
I managed to persuade the Israelis to line up for a photo.
On the left (pulling faces) is Pish, then Amotz, Me and Doron, Doron’s wife, Suzan, Inbal and Oren.
I am handing over the keys to Nuk Tessli
Things got a little emotional after that so I never got around to taking any more photos until we were in the air.
Farewell Nuk Tessli (It is kind of smokey due to a forest fire about 200 miles south.) The cabins are near the islands on the extreme left of the lake.
A few days before I left, I celebrated my 65th birthday. So I guess I am now officially retired.