Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Troodos & Back

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Today we took a trip up to Troodos Square following the E601 Omodos Road via Kantou from the highway and continued up through Mandria, Kato Platres, Pano Platres and into the square.

I managed to snap some shots from the passenger window on the way up.

It was a fabulously clear day and the colour of the sky against the trees and the Troodos Ophiolite (a geological rock sequence) was spectacular in some places. Here we are following one of the Eman buses up the mountain.

Into the land of the Troodos Ophiolite sequence. Cyprus geology at its' best!

Into the land of the Troodos Ophiolite sequence. Cyprus geology at its' best!

A few more photos were taken in the square with a couple of the Post Office which incidentally we’ve never found open in all our visits to Troodos. I took a photo of one of the Black Pine trees too. (You can’t miss that one, it’s got no leaves on any of its’ branches).

Doors closed at the Post Office in Troodos Square, Cyprus

On the way back down, we decided we would travel along the “old road” which shoots off to the left of the main B8 Troodos to Limassol road. It’s quite a steep and winding road with not many places to pass so don’t drive too fast!

The route goes by the Presidential Summer House and then drops down by the side of a small river which we assume makes its’ way to the Caledonia or Kaledonia waterfalls before the road joins back up with the B8 again.

We stopped off and took some more photographs by the side of the river.

Clem by the river

River by the Old Road at Troodos

Opposite side of the bridge by the Old Troodos to Limassol Road

Troodos Ophiolite by the side of the road on the way back to the main B8 Troodos road.

With a thirst for water – well, it is Kataklysmos weekend in Cyprus, we decided to go and visit the trout farm (Psilo Dendro) and take a peep at the restaurant prices. We thought it may be a good place to visit in the height of the summer when it’s just too hot in the city of Limassol! We were surprised at just how big the restaurant was and feel a trip there is most definitely a “must do” this year.

We did look at the walking route up to the Caledonia Falls which is classed as a difficulty level of 4 on a scale of 1 – 5. Hmmm, sounded a bit too strenuous so we decided to give it a miss for a day when we were more suitably attired and with proper walking shoes. 🙂

Off we set again on our way back down towards the town when the sign for Mylomeris Waterfalls sort of jumped out and grabbed us. We have seen the sign many times but today just felt like the right day to pay it a visit. Off we shot to the right and went down a narrow winding concrete road. It ran out of concrete in a few places but was easily navigated in the double cabin and we saw a couple of tourist cars too – so it’s a fairly easy one to traverse in good weather.

We loved it! The entrance is totally hidden away as the road just stops at the very end. Best to park up before the last curve so look out for the ice cream van but don’t drive down to the van as there’s not much room to turn around. Walk past the ice cream van then climb down the steps that are tucked just around the corner.

Steps and footpath at Mylomeris Waterfalls

Mylomeris Bridge, Troodos.

Mylomeris Waterfalls - it's well worth a visit.

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Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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