This is an accurate translation by Max (well..nearly).
04.30 Alarm wakes us up. Look outside and weather looks good. Check in the Israel Weather site and forcast is scattered showers. Prepare the bags and put bike on car. Wait for Itai to SMS me with the actual weather up North. (He stayed in Manot over the weekend with his family.).
04.45 SMS from Itai – "slight rain overnight now clear".
Decide not to cancel.
05.30 collect our friends and start the drive.
07.00 arrive in Manot. Very dark ominous clouds cover the whole sky ceiling. Rain coming down in buckets.
07.05 Phone Itai and ask him how is the weather in Manot. His reply…"slight drops of rain". I look out of the car again and it is pouring down.
07.06 Arrive at Itai's "zimmer", meet the family and discuss the intrinsic meaning of "slight drops of rain". Meanwhile it is still coming down in buckets.
07.15 Coffee and cakes are produced from nowhere (thanks to Itai and Ahuva) and the deliberations begin.
07.25 Dennis arrives covered by a brolly (wearing a gorgeous pair of tights).
07.30 Moni and Ronit arrive. More coffee served and more deliberations.
07.40 Gabi and Itzik arrive. Within 2 minutes Itzik is sitting on his bike in the pouring rain and says…. NOooo??
07.45 – 08.30 deliberations, rain will stop, rain will not stop, rain might lessen, rain might not.
08.35 Final decision. No ride.
08.40 Gaby, Itzik, Moni and Ronit return to Mercaz.
We, the survivors get in the cars and take a drive along the scenic route to Mitzpe Hila and down to Ein Ziv. The rain is still pouring down but the view (not too much to see) is pretty awesome.
10.00 breakfast in Kfar Vradim. – very tasty.
11.00 start the return journey.
All in all a different sort of event. We did all that was planned except for one minor detail – riding!!!!