Not a sign you will come across very often in Cyprus:
Dogs ARE allowed to enter the water.
In fact you will probably be able to count how many of them there are on the fingers of one hand.
A fantastic blog I came upon today via a twitter post:
Enjoy #dogfriendly #travel in the Krasochoria – wine villages – of the Lemesos District, Cyprus..
TravelWithYourDog (@TravelWithDog) July 05, 2013
Certainly it’s one to keep an eye on for all dog owners/lovers in Cyprus
Travel Cyprus With Your Dog on blogspot.
So today was a slightly different Saturday than normal…. mostly we spend it catching up with “stuff to do” on the pc, paperwork and sometimes a little shopping.
Instead, we spent our afternoon at A Taste of Britain coffee shop and delicatessen on the seafront near Parakklesia, Limassol.
We had a tea leaf reading event followed by a veritable feast of sandwiches cut into triangles with the crusts removed, freshly made scones with jam and clotted cream plus a whole host of other cakes and of course, “proper” tea made with tea leaves – no bags to be seen!
Now, a real tea party isn’t a tea party without a hat is it? Mimi, was a willing assistant and eager to try on the hats and choose the winner of the Best Decorated Hat competition:
What was this all about? No, we haven’t all gone suddenly mental because the summer has arrived which means we can expect daily temperatures of 30+ centigrade until the end of August… this weird and wonderful event was a fund raising event for Pound Dogs for Adoption, Limassol and this time to help pay for a flight for one of the larger rescue dogs to go to a new home in UK.
Between us, we managed to raise 164 EUR which will help a great deal towards the relocation costs.
We had our tea leaves read, our food, a quiz, a raffle and a hat competition – then, we went to the beach for a swim before heading off home to our own doggies.
Some photos for you:
A Taste of Britain offers a selection of products and provides a delicatessen experience as well as home cooked meals on site. Some great prices too with such things as: sausage and mash with onion gravy for a mere 5 EUR. Sounds good enough to eat
They do say patience is a virtue — well, by now we're all feeling pretty virtuous.
Last night, after supper and an evening walk for the dogs, Animalcouriers had to leave the van at Mersin port in police custody and go to the nearest hotel. This morning we were back at the port bright and early.
A new police shift had appeared and were initially reluctant to let us into the port.